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Kessel Student Center


More than any other building on the Pleasantville campus, the Kessel Student Center is the core of student life and, as we like to see it, the hearthstone of the campus. The multi-level structure, supervised and managed in the area of policy and operations by Student Development and Campus Activities, offers dining halls, lounges, computer lab, and the student association. Here, also, are the bookstore, ATM machine, student mailboxes, and administrative offices for Student Auxiliary Services, the Dean for Students, Campus Diversity Programs, the Judicial and Compliance Office, International Programs and Services, Adult and Continuing Education, Associate Provosts, and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Setters’ Overlook Cafe is a popular spot for a variety of entertainment, dining, and student conference rooms. The Gottesman Room on the ground floor level and the Butcher Suite on the upper level are multipurpose rooms for dining, lectures, and special events. A wide terrace with a lawn sloping to the Choate Pond is the setting for barbecues, rallies, receptions, and other special events.