This is the Coleman Morse Center. Built in 2001, it stands on the site of the former bookstore. It is named after two different benefactors: Coleman and Morse. The Coleman side houses Campus Ministry, while the Morse side houses Academic Services. Come on, I want to show you something.
This fountain stands at the center of the building. It’s about thirteen hundred pounds of solid granite, suspended by about 7 pounds per square inch of water pressure. So, if you removed the ball, the water would only rise about a foot off the stand. There’s a great lounge here with a fireplace and popcorn, so it’s really popular with the students.
Above us on the second floor is the First Year of Studies office. This program, unique to Notre Dame, gives students the opportunity to study a variety of disciplines before ultimately choosing a major.