The state-of-the-art $110 million Charlotte Campus opened in 2004 with an enrollment of 1,100 students, and grew quickly. In a continued effort to meet the evolving needs of students, JWU is building a $6.5 million multipurpose facility for student life and athletics in Charlotte, which is scheduled to be completed in spring 2011.
Today's college graduates must be able to work effectively in cooperative and competitive environments. Involvement in student organizations and sports and fitness activities is an ideal way to nurture this skill. The new 33,000-square-foot structure is being built adjacent to the Carolina Panthers practice field, and will house more than 30 student clubs and organizations encompassing cultural arts, community service, professional development and student government. The Student Center will also feature a comprehensive fitness space and be home to an expanding range of sports teams.
In addition to being a vibrant hub for activities that will enliven school spirit and give students a reason to live and play on campus, the building will help JWU sustain its reputation for high-quality, career-focused education and contribute to the vitality of the Gateway Village area. The Student Center project is one of only a few building projects across JWU's four campuses to have been approved for completion based on its well-founded, strenuously reviewed plan and potential for meeting all of the university's strategic planning goals.