Realize the Vision
Good news! The Michigan College of Optometry will soon have a new home!
The Michigan College of Optometry has been housed in Pennock Hall a renovated dormitory intended only to be a temporary location for more than 30 years. With the complexities of new technology and the changes in patient care delivery, it has become increasingly difficult for us to provide the necessary resources and learning environment for our students, faculty and patients.
Thanks to the lobbying efforts by Ferris, the Michigan Optometric Association and Sen. Michelle McManus and Rep. Darwin Booher, the State of Michigan has committed the funds for a new facility, which has a total projected cost of $26.9 million. The State of Michigan will provide 75 percent of that cost, or $20,175,000.
Ferris and the MCO is responsible for raising the remaining 25 percent, or $6,725,000. To date, more than $1,356,000 has been pledged to or raised by the University for our new building!
Click here to look at the the new design of the MCO Building: