Banks is the only one-story building on campus. Recent expansion has included doubling the size of the bookstore, adding large, flat screen TVs and furniture in a modern lounge, and renovating the John and Mary Metz Dining Hall.
Banks Student Life Center
This is the social center of life on campus. There is a huge student lounge area, complete with skylights and a fireplace. It's a great place to relax, study or link up with friends.
Students find time to relax or study
Students can relax or study with friends in the large lobby of Banks. The Dean of Students, campus post office, Cougar Radio, SOAR, Student Government, Student Activities, Highlander student newspaper offices, and Campus Ministry are all found in Banks as well.
Recently renovated dining hall on campus
The John and Mary Metz Dining Hall fills the center of the building. It features expanded hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Students can choose from several entrees, a line for burgers and fries at J. Clarke’s Grill, a full salad and sandwich bar, dessert bar, as well as special stations that offer pasta, tacos, and stir-fry, among other things. Vegetarian and dietary accommodations are available. The Dining Hall also contains the John and Cindy Mulloy Dish Room. It was named for two employees who have given over 65 years to the University.
Cougar Radio broadcasts live from the Banks Center every weekday. Music is streamed over the Internet through the student portal, or via www.cougarradio.net .
The MU Bookstore is convenient. In addition to purchasing books and supplies, you can grab a snack or soda and buy a lot of clothes and other Misericordia items for the gang back home.