Utica Campus Facilities
The Utica Campus of Mohawk Valley Community College is located at 1101 Sherman Drive, in southeast Utica. The campus is on level ground and all buildings are accessible to persons with disabilities.
The Information Technology/Performing Arts/Conference Center
This building includes a 500 seat theater. It is wheelchair accessible and offers headsets for the hearing impaired. The 58-foot high proscenium features a hydraulic orchestra lift and computer-operated lights and sound. The facility hosts College and community cultural events, presentations by the MVCC Drama Club and Readers Theater, by visiting groups, and is home to specialized instruction related to theater and the arts.
The Utica Symphony also performs some of its concerts here. The building also houses a 120-seat lecture hall with Internet connections, a number of “smart” classrooms, the Learning Commons with an open computer laboratory and tutoring services, and the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Conference & Training Center.
The Academic Building
The Academic Building houses most classrooms on the MVCC Utica Campus, as well as computer laboratories, fine arts studios, and laboratories for nursing, respiratory care, biology, physics, and graphic arts. Offices for Security, Disability Services, and High School Services are also located here.
The Science & Technology Building
The Science & Technology Building features a variety of laboratories, including those for chemistry, welding, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, metallurgy, electricity and machine tools courses.
Payne Hall, named for MVCC’s late President Emeritus Albert V. Payne, houses a comprehensive Student Service Center, including Admissions, Advisement, Business Office, Counseling, Financial Aid, and Registrar’s Office, as well as a special Help Desk. Many faculty members and administrators have their offices in Payne Hall. The main library is located on the second floor.
The Alumni College Center
The Alumni College Center serves as the hub of the Student Activities Program. This facility contains recreation rooms, a snack bar (“MV Commons”), dining halls for resident and commuter students, conference facilities, the Bookstore, Student Congress Offices, Student Activities Office ce and the Student Health Center.
The Gymnasium accommodates about 800 spectators for athletic events and serves as an instructional facility for physical education classes. Special activity areas include two handball-racquetball courts, swimming pool, a multi-purpose room, free weights room and fitness center.
Adjoining athletic fields include an all-weather track, soccer, and softball fields, as well as six lighted tennis courts.
The residence hall complexes on the Utica Campus provide housing for over 500 students. Modified rooms for students with disabilities are available. The Willis V. Daugherty Residence Hall is named for an MVCC Trustee Emeritus. Three others are named for New York State historical figures: Thomas D. Penfield; Edward Huntington; and John Butterfield The newest residence hall, which opened in 2005, will be named in the future.