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Students won’t find much in common with the old Fleming Library, which lacked computer availability and adequate seating. The new library will open Monday, and grand-opening festivities have been scheduled for Dec. 3.
Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee giant, is open for business on the second floor of GCU’s Student Union, which also includes a lounge area with more than 200 seats and a massive bank of TVs.
With one fitness center oriented toward employees at the 27th Avenue Office Center and another designed for students in the new Chaparral Hall, the University now has three facilities available for exercise buffs.
Renovation of the 27th Avenue Office Center is near completion, with move-in to begin in mid-July. Check out these construction photos taken at the 130,000-square-foot building.
There’s never an “off” season when it comes to construction projects at Grand Canyon University. But the start of summer means even more activity on campus as the rapidly expanding University gears up for a fall semester in which ground enrollment is expected to increase to 8,500 students.
Grand Canyon University’s Student Union is undergoing a major facelift this summer as crews turn it into a four-story, 58,000-square-foot with a new library, Starbucks, and other amenities.
Chick-fil-A, Subway and Starbucks are on the way in the fall as the University expands its dining operations by bringing retail restaurants to campus. Chick-fil-A and Subway will move into Thunder Alley, Starbucks into an expanded Student Union.
Shade canopies have been installed at Brazell Stadium and will bring relief from the hot afternoon sun for games on campus.
As the new Student Union is under construction, Grand Canyon University is also planning a new swimming pool, recreation facilities, and other amenities to keep pace with growth.
Renovation is under way for the massive 27th Avenue Office Center, which will be the new home for nine departments of Grand Canyon University.