Fall 2017 Campus Commons Construction Update
Office of Alumni Relations
December 01, 2017
Construction continues on UNC's new signature project the Campus Commons. Assistant Vice President for Facilities Kirk Leichliter recently walked Sarah Chase, GPS+ Director through the site, highlighting many of the building's future features, including:
- Open Lobby and Social Stair
- 60-person Presentation Room
- 400-seat Multi-purpose Room
- Balcony view of the 600-seat Performance Hall
- GPS+ and Consultation Rooms
- Ticket Box Office
- Offices Space for Supporting Programs
Construction of the Campus Commons continues. Assistant Vice President for Facilities Kirk Leichliter escorts GPS+ Director Sarah Chase to the construction site along 22nd Street.
Walking into the Campus Commons, and turning to west, program offices on both the first and second floor will support prospective students, current students, alumni, employer and community visitors.
Facing north-east toward the University Center, the future GPS+ will house UNC's integrated student services.
GPS+ will be located on the second floor of the Campus Commons but at the same elevation of the main floor of the University Center - seen here. In between the University Center and Campus Commons will be an open quad space for student gatherings and events.
GPS+ Director Sarah Chase and Assistant Vice President Kirk Leichliter discuss the space plans for the GPS+ and supporting consultation rooms, all which will be located on the second floor of the Campus Commons.
Balcony view of the future 600-seat Performance Hall. Once the roof is installed, the construction team will undertake an additional year of work to create and customize every aspect of the state-of-the-art facility.
The first floor of the Campus Commons will include a 60-person presentation room which is taking shape on the western edge of the lobby.
The 60-person presentation room will serve as the starting point for prospective student daily tours and other events throughout the day.
A 400-seat multi-purpose room will offer retractable seating or open floor options in order to accommodate various university events. The room will have adjacent catering support and is located next to the future cafe.
Support for the Campus Commons
Alumni and community members are invited to invest in the project by participating in the Performance Hall Seat Campaign or by contacting Development and Alumni Relations at (970) 351-2551 to discuss specific gift opportunities.