Enrollment tops 10,000 students
CCU’s enrollment tipped over the 10,000 mark for the first time with the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.
On Aug. 14 and 15, CCU’s “ChantiCrew,” a 500-plus group of volunteer students, faculty and staff members, helped move in more than 4,200 new and returning students, the highest number of students ever to live on campus.
The opening of two impressive new residence halls—Tradition and Chanticleer—that house about 635 freshmen gives a major boost to CCU’s on-campus student housing. The two new halls represent the first phase of a four- building community that will eventually accommodate a total of 1,274 first-year students and add a new level of amenities that will change the equation for student living at CCU.
The new complex offers spaces for community gatherings, apartments for live-in staff and faculty, reception and meeting space, and laundry facilities. Two more residence halls will be finished by next fall, completing the final phase of this $85 million project that will help CCU meet its strategic goal to grow its enrollment to 12,500 students by 2020.