Education: Facilities

Aerial view of the Atrium in the McGowan Building


Where can you find a casual and comfortable place to meet your peers to discuss a project? Are you wondering where you can have some downtime? The answer is the Atrium in the McGowan Center. Here, you will find an easygoing and relaxed atmosphere.

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Computer Laboratories

Forgot your laptop and have a paper to finish? Don't fret. All you have to do is walk to one of the computer labs in McGowan. You can also find Assistive Technology such as Inspiration, Kurzweil, and WriteOutLoud.

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Curriculum Lab and Library

As an education student, you will want to visit the Curriculum Lab, located in room 1069 of the McGowan Center, to find materials for your lesson plans from our wide collection of K-12 textbooks.

Students working in Learning Commons lounge

Learning Commons

Need help looking-up information for a research paper? Need a book for a research project? Marywood's Learning Commons can help you. Here you'll find the library, group work spaces, public-use computers and the Technology Help Desk.

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McGowan Center

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies is home to the School of Education. As an Education student, you can expect to spend most of your days here taking advantage of the WiFi while dining in the Atrium Café, working on homework in the computer labs, or looking for materials for a lesson plan in the Curriculum Laboratory and Library. No matter what you are doing, you will find a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in the McGowan Center.

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The Atrium Cafe

You and your friends' stomachs are growling. You're all hungry. Where do you go? Here's just the place: The Atrium Café, right on the Atrium. You can find a wide range of foods from soups to burgers. Need an extra pick-me-up? Stop by the Atrium Café for some Green Mountain Coffee. Delicious!

Student using her personal computer and WIFI


Wireless internet is available throughout the McGowan Center, so students can access the web from their laptops and mobile devices.