Tyler Junior College

TJC holds groundbreaking for residence hall

Published Wednesday, 9th April 2014

TJC officials broke ground today on a new residence hall that will increase the number of resident students by about 25 percent.

Slated to open in Fall 2015, the new residence hall will house 248 students, seven resident advisors, and a hall director.

The new hall will be TJC’s ninth residential facility and will bring the number of students living on campus to approximately 1,250.

The four-story, 68,000-square-foot structure will provide generous common spaces on the ground floor, including a campus plaza, lobby seating, game lounge, computer lab, dining area with a Chick-fil-A restaurant, and resident laundry facilities.

The hall’s upper floors will be organized into two wings – or neighborhoods – each with its own small study nook and generous daylight exposure in common corridors. The two neighborhoods on each floor will share a common media/study lounge with views out to the plaza and TJC campus.

The project embodies the most current thinking and trends in college student housing in the country today.

Construction is by Smith Group JJR at a cost of $14.7 million.

Author: Elise Mullinix

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