The Student Center for Salem College is the first new building constructed on campus in 30 years. Designed to echo traditional Moravian building styles going back over 200 years, it is a thoroughly modern building inside. Interior spaces surround a two-story hall, and a grand staircase connects both levels. Ceilings on the upper level open into the roof dormers which flood the spaces with natural light. A large student lounge centers around a fireplace. The lively café has a quick-service grill, "grab and go" prepared foods, convenience store items and a full-service coffee bar. This opens to a south-facing patio for use in nice weather which can be converted to a coffeehouse / entertainment venue in the evenings. At the foot of the stairs, a smaller lounge area forms a lobby space for a small 90-seat auditorium / theater, and leads to a new college bookstore. The lower level also houses a multi-purpose meeting room that can be divided into three separate rooms with movable walls. Exterior doors from this area open onto a lower patio with a combination fire pit / water feature as a focal point. All interior spaces incorporate state-of-the-art technology to maximize student use.