The New Tillett Hall reopens its doors in Fall 2013 after more than a year of preparation, and the redesigned facility will be a hub of learning and technology situated in the heart of Livingston Campus.
In its past incarnation, students may have known Tillett best for its dining hall. Following Dining Services’ move to the new Livingston Dining Commons, this vast space has been redesigned for classrooms. Between the conversion of the second floor into thirteen classrooms and the addition of three classrooms on the first floor; Rutgers has now added more than 1,300 seats for students - the largest increase in classroom space in thirty years. These rooms have been designed to facilitate various types of learning. With two-hundred seats and dual projection, room 232 will house large lectures. Room 224 has amphitheater seating for twenty-seven students. And the twenty seat 103D is ideal for small sections. Many of the rooms offer bird’s eye views in to a recently remodeled courtyard which stretches between Tillett and Lucy Stone Hall.
Instructional technology is also at the heart of the new Tillett. DCS has equipped every new classroom with the Digital Classroom Podium, including an auditorium version of the Podium in several rooms. This version of the DCP is tailored to accommodate dual projection, enabling instructors to display two identical images, two unique images, or project on one screen while using the blackboard. These podiums also includes a preview monitor and voice amplification for instructors using a hand-held or wireless microphone. We also endeavored to create unique learning environments with custom technology. Room 264 is ideal for film and video-centric classes. This room features 9.1 surround sound and our brightest and most detailed projector, the 7,000 lumen Sony VPL-FH500L. Meanwhile, Tillett 224 is perfectly suited for technology-focused classes. Students taking classes in this room will be able to plug their devices into tabletop, personal power outlets while instructors can utilize two, wall-mounted monitors to display computer, Blu-ray, and document camera images.
Virtual Classroom Tour
Click on the floor plan below for a virtual tour of Tillett Hall.
The technology offerings do not end in the classrooms. Digital Classroom Services has a new home in Tillett. We are moving into new space adjacent to the first floor atrium that features a training center which will host an expanded series of DCS workshops. This space will also provide a place for instructors to learn how to use classroom technology and serve as a demonstration classroom where DCS will pilot emerging instructional technology. The DCS space also includes a brand new Help Desk where faculty can stop by with questions or classroom needs, and sign out equipment. The Office of Information Technology is also opening a brand new facility, located in what was previously the Yorba lounge. This new space includes a computer lab with interactive learning spaces, study rooms, and training facilities. The Livingston post office has received a face lift at Tillett, complete with outdoor, digital kiosks where students can retrieve mail.
A massive undertaking made possible through the collaborative efforts of multiple Rutgers offices - including Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Office of Information Technology, and Rutgers Facilities - the relaunch of Tillett Hall is an exciting moment for students, faculty, and the entire Rutgers community. To further explore Tillett, additional photos can be seen below. The DCS Classroom Search is also available. Detailed information, such as classroom features and technology can be accessed through the classroom search.