The UNC Charlotte fall semester starts with one new and two refurbished residence halls ready for students, plus several projects nearing completion.
New this fall
- Laurel Residential Hall – The newest building in the South Village, next to Holshouser Hall. The six-floor all-suites residential hall for freshmen has 408 beds. $37.5 million.
- Johnson Marching Band Center – The new two-story building beside Robinson Hall will house band instruments, offices for the director and staff, and rooms for practicing and dressing. The building should open in late September. $2.2 million.
- Hauser Alumni Pavilion – The outdoor events shelter beside Toby Creek Greenway will offer about 8,000 square feet of covered space and restrooms for events such as football tailgating parties. The university expects the facility to be ready to welcome alumni for the first 49ers football tailgating party on Sept. 26. $1.6 million.
Holshouser Residential Hall– One of the big tower dorms, Holshouser has received a new brick façade, full window and roof replacement, upgrades of electrical, mechanical and elevator equipment, room renovations and redesign to allow for several suites. The reworked building has 240 “traditional” dorm beds and 180 suite-style beds. $19.5 million.
- Oak Residence Hall – This all-suites building in the East Village has received a new roof, windows and HVAC system, plus new elevators and accessible bedrooms. $8.9 million.
- Belk Gym– The 45-year-old Mine Shaft is getting a well deserved makeover. Among the improvements: redesigned lobby and visitor amenities, redesigned exterior entrance façade and plaza, refurbished basketball courts and seating, improved lighting and stairways, pool repairs, installation of day lockers and individualized shower stalls. The building should reopen in mid-October. $17.5 million.
Coming in 2016
- Sandra and Leon Levine Hall, 425-bed residence hall at South Village – Under construction near the main entrance traffic circle, with completion set for August 2016. Building will house freshmen and upper-class students plus administrative offices for the Levine Scholars Program and University’s Honors College. $38.6 million.