UNCG campus under construction overhaul

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- More than 5,000 student are expected to move into UNCG's on-campus housing within three days amidst several construction projects.

UNCG Housing Director Tim Johnson said the move-in of 5,100 students is UNCG's biggest move in ever.

Johnson said there is a large demand of students to stay on campus.

The freshmen dormitory, Reynolds Hall just completed a full $7.5 million renovation.

The updates included replacement of all building systems including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and a facelift with new carpet, furniture, paint and renovated bathrooms. Reynolds will be the temporary home this year for Grogan Residential College, while Grogan Hall is offline for renovations.

Grogan Hall, also built in the 1960's will go through the same renovations over the next year costing approximately $8.4 million.

"Housing doesn't receive any state money; we operate totally based on student rent and so, because so many students want to live on campus, we're able to stay pretty full," Johnson said.

Separate from housing, the University's Campus Police Building is set to be complete in late October of this year and groundbreaking has begun on the Student Recreation Center also on West Lee Street set to open fall 2016.

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