Inside The Tsotsis Family Academic Center

The Tsotsis Center at a Glance

Designed by Nault Architects and built by Lauring Construction, the Tsotsis Family Academic Center, Assumption’s new 62,000 square foot academic building, will be home to:

  • Faculty offices for the College's Business Studies Department, Honors Program, Core Texts Program, Center for Teaching Excellence, and Center for the Study of Ethics
  • 13 high-tech, flexible classrooms
  • Seminar rooms
  • Common study spaces
  • A 400-seat performance hall with a rehearsal room
  • A multi-function space that can accommodate 400 people

The Transformation of Learning

An ambitious project that embodies our shared goals and aspirations, the Tstotsis Family Academic Center will, once completed, transform both teaching and learning at Assumption College.

21st Century Classrooms

Classrooms in the new academic building will demonstrate the College’s commitment to preparing tomorrow’s thinkers and leaders. Each classroom will be fully equipped with USB ports and outlets for charging devices as well access to the College’s wireless internet network. Some will also feature the latest in video-conferencing equipment, allowing students to expand their reach and learn over long distances.

The layout of the new building’s classrooms will also reflect key forward-thinking practices. The 21st Century workplace has shifted from impersonal grids of solitary cubicles to professional communities of peer collaboration. Taking inspiration from this change in focus, the classrooms in the new building will be adaptable, allowing faculty to utilize  collaborative teaching methods and encourage learning.

A Center for the Arts

Art, in all its forms, is a key element of a liberal arts education – it helps us understand the world around us and express the complex and deeply beautiful thoughts, ideas and experiences that define who we are. In an appreciation of the important role that the arts play in our lives, the new academic building’s 400-seat performance hall will aid generations of Assumption’s young musicians, vocalists and performers in sharing their gifts with the College and Worcester communities.


A Hub of Discussion

Assumption’s new academic building is designed to embrace and enhance the enlightened discussion and robust intercourse of ideas that defines an Assumption education. Common study spaces and seminar rooms will allow students to come together and inspire one another in their search for truth and meaning and new offices for key academic programs ensure that they will receive the guidance they need to reach their full potential.