by KENYA CARTER & KRANSTON BLAKEY
Staff Photographer & Staff Writer
This semester marks the first year that UMW’s green space will be open for student enjoyment. The area that was previously Alvey Hall is now a grass-covered field that will be room to house leisure activities like ones that occur on other open spaces on campus such as Ball Circle, Jefferson Square and “The Beach” in front of Mason and Randolph Halls.
The space brings an official stopping point to Campus Walk and has multiple lamp posts for lighting. Surrounding the field on either side is a ring of mulch that is helping grow new trees and greenery.
Many students enjoy spending time on Ball Circle or relaxing at Jefferson Square, so having an additional option available for students on the opposite end of the university is convenient for those who live in Eagle Landing or Arrington Hall.