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Athletics and Recreation Department collection on Hale-Andrews Student Life Center and RIT Hockey

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0692

Content Description

Records transferred by Greg Moss, Department of Athletics and Recreation about the development, groundbreaking, construction, dedication and opening of the Student Life Center, Gordon Field House and recreational bubble on campus, as well as some RIT Hockey 2008-2009 records.


  • Creation: 1992, 2008-2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Hale-Andrews Student Life Center at RIT became a reality when it opened January 6, 1992. The concept behind the facility was unusual at the time in that it housed five diverse campus departments under one roof - the Physical Education Department, Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf and NTID Psychological Services team. Architects for the project was Macon/Chaintreuil Associates who worked with RIT to develop the most cost effective, energy conscious facility possible at the time. Greg Moss was project manager at the time the Student Life Center was developed and built, and also served as advisor to the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams.


7 Linear Feet (3 document boxes; 2 oversize folders; blueprints in reading room poster drawer 11; "Grandpa RITchie" tiger costume in oversize box )




Collection of materials deposited by Greg Moss, Director of Department of Athletics and Recreation at RIT that document the development and construction of the first student life center and field house on campus through photographs, records, some blueprints and a specification manual. Also included are newsclippings documenting the 2009 men's and women's ice hockey season, and a tiger mascot costume affectionately named "Grandpa Ritchie," and the recreational "bubble."

Physical Location

2 document boxes - C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 303
2 oversize folders - C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 303
blueprints in reading room poster drawer 11
"Grandpa RITchie" tiger costume in oversize box- C.S. North, Shelf 391

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was deposited to the RIT Archive Collections in 2010 by Greg Moss. Acc. 2010:078

Related Materials

Hale-Andrews Student Life Center collection RITArc.0472.html

Processing Information

Initial processing was done by RIT Archive students Matt Liptak and Julian Hom in 2010. Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in 2018. In 2022, additional records received were minimally processed and added to the collection.

Athletics and Recreation Department collection on Hale-Andrews Student Life Center and RIT Hockey
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
22 January 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA