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Schneider Quad

Formally dedicated as Schneider Quadrangle on October 10, 2007, this area is named in honor of Herman Schneider, the founder of cooperative education. This area was previously known as Baldwin Quadrangle (“Baldwin Quad”).

Baldwin Hall contains the main offices for the College of Engineering, along with classroom space and the Engineering Library. UC’s College of Engineering was the first college in the country to offer cooperative education, which was invented at UC by Herman Schneider in 1906. Cooperative education, or co-op, gives students the opportunity to alternate work and class quarters, earning paid, professional work experience while completing their degree.

Old Chemistry (“Old Chem”) is home to the Department of Romance Languages and Literature and our Math department.

Swift Hall includes 18 “smart” classrooms, in addition to offices for student organizations and activities. It houses the News Record, our on-campus, student-run newspaper. It is also home to our University Ombuds department, our Pre-Professional Advising Center, and our University Honors Program.

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  • Jay Scott '12, tour guide
  • Rachel Alig '09, writer & videographer
  • Travis Estell '09, videographer & Web site editor

This video tour was produced entirely by UC students.