Creating space for connection

APU’s new recreation complex is almost completed, and it’s already packed with students playing soccer, basketball, and sand volleyball every night. It reminds me how important third places are for community – in cities and on college campuses.

As we focus on improving the overall college experience, don’t forget those spots that aren’t the classroom or the residence hall. The places where people play games, do homework, talk over coffee, and compete in sports are also an important, indispensable part of any community.