Students began class on January 14, 2019 in the newly expanded science building at the University of St. Francis. Achatz Hall consists of five additional science labs, an imaging center, computer science lab, instrument lab, cadaver lab, observatory terrace and outside classroom. There are three additional classrooms, two conference rooms, isolated storage for biological wastes, glass storage, a gas tank service room and other amenities. Students are also utilizing new study areas throughout the building. "Achatz Hall will be a great asset for workforce development for the community, as USF students will have the opportunity to utilize tools, instruments and technology they will encounter when they embark on their professional careers," USF'a president, Sister M. Elise Kriss, said.