Facility Features

Student Initiated Teaching Exhibition (SITE) has a 1,000-square-foot student gallery on the first floor of the LeRoy Neiman Center. This gallery provides the student artwork at SAIC a constant street-level presence as well as provides a window into the work SAIC students make.

Summertime on the Indiana Dunes Mural
LeRoy Neiman created Summertime on the Indiana Dunes (1965) with his wife, Janet Byrne Neiman, whom he met when they were students at SAIC. Originally commissioned by Jack Murray for the Mercantile National Bank in Hammond, Indiana, this mural—measuring 8 feet high by 65 feet long—is the largest ever created by the artist.

1st Floor Program/Event Space
On the first floor, the LeRoy Neiman Center has the capacity to host events for up to 80 people, with a projector, sound, and lighting to complement everything from a lecture to an informal gathering. Events held in this space will be open to the SAIC community, encouraging those who come across your program or event to drop in and stay awhile.

Student Government/Student Programming Board Office
Members of the Student Government and Student Programming Board will hold office hours throughout the week to meet with students and plan programs that help make the LeRoy Neiman Center an important hub of activity on campus. Whenever you are in the LeRoy Neiman Center, drop by and say hello!

Campus Life Office
The Campus Life team, made up of the Director of Campus Laura Lamb, and Assistant Directors operate the LeRoy Neiman Center. This office will help coordinate events in the LeRoy Neiman Center and around campus, address facilities questions, and work closely with the food service. Please stop by and say hello and tell them how they can improve your experience at the LeRoy Neiman Center.

Lounge/Programming Space
The second floor has a large area just for student lounging. After all, SAIC students need a place to relax and hang out with their friends, right? This space can also be used for programs and events ranging from coffee houses and open mic nights to film screenings and informal critiques. This area is also equipped with audio and visual equipment as well as sound and light controls.

Food Service
Our full-service café, operated by our food service vendor, Food for Thought, marks a significant shift in food service at SAIC. The offerings at this new food service will be eclectic, always fresh and handmade, seasonal, but also considerate of students operating on a tight budget. Open for breakfast and late evening meals throughout the week, the café will offer a place for students, faculty, and staff to gather and have a bite to eat together.

Student Leadership Suite
The Student Leadership Suite, which can be configured as one big room or two smaller rooms, will be a new central place for student groups to hold activities and meetings. The Student Leadership Suite is equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment. These rooms will be reserved for student group meeting and events from 12:00–1:00 p.m. and 4:00–6:00 p.m. during the week. At other times, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the Suite. The Student Leadership Suite is made possible by a generous gift from the Robert Parrillo Family.