Newburgh - More than 400 people attended the dedication of SUNY Orange’s new Kaplan Hall on its Newburgh campus, held last Thursday, March 24. The new three-story building is located at the corner of Grand and First streets. The 87,000-square-foot Kaplan Hall houses classrooms and science laboratories, as well as a two-story library, a one-stop center for all student services, a cyber café where students can mingle and office space for faculty members and administrators. Kaplan Hall is also registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and includes many environmentally friendly features both internally and externally. There also is an underground parking garage. The building opened for classes in January. Kaplan Hall and the development of the Newburgh campus, Dr. William Richards, SUNY Orange president, has previously said, “is the single most important advancement since the founding of the college.” SUNY Orange was founded in 1950 in Middletown as the first county-sponsored community college in the State University of New York system.