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What the...PCYNH??


May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


January 2005
What the …PCYNH??


So now they’ve had a quarter to settle in, does anyone know what the PCYNH on their class schedule means? Everyone knows where CTR (Center Hall) is. And of course, there’s good old HSS (Humanities and Social Sciences Building). But PCYNH? Was this some registrar’s joke? Turns out PCYNH is just shorthand for the newest lecture hall on campus- Pepper Canyon Hall. Located by Sixth College and the Gilman Parking Structure, the gleaming blue-green rectangle is 69,000 square feet and houses five classrooms and approximately 165 offices and conference rooms.

The $18,000 four- floor “multipurpose” building, as deemed by its planners, was completed in September after two and a half year construction period. “The building was conceived because the university needed ‘flex’ space, “ said J.R. Dial, the building’s Architect for Facilities and Construction. “Flex” areas are interim space for transitioning departments and offices. Right now, Sixth College and the Rady School of Management occupy the second and third floors, respectively, with lecture halls on the ground floor.

The stylish building is distinctive in its modern sharp corners and sea-green glass exterior. A grand staircase greets students in the center of the building. All staircase rails feature teak and stainless steel, as well as other special materials to last longer against the salty ocean breeze. A sturdy defense against the Pacific weather for a building that is the color of the ocean. Come see it for yourself!

By: Evelyn Hsieh '05


The Rady School

Sixth College

"Does anyone know what the PCYNH on the (students') class schedule means?"