New Student Apartments Unveiled

New Student Apartments Unveiled ROCKLIN, CA - William Jessup University has doubled its on campus housing capacity by completing the first phase of a $25 million expansion project announced in July 2008. The university welcomes incoming students for the fall semester on Aug. 10 by opening the doors to its new student apartment complex, located on the 128-acre Rocklin campus.

"One of the reasons that we moved from our small campus in San Jose to Rocklin was to be able to accommodate more students on campus," William Jessup President Bryce Jessup said. "These student apartments meet that goal, allowing us to enhance our student's educational experience and have room for continued growth."

The upscale student apartments mark the first completed milestone in the expansion phase.

"This is the initial step in seeing this campaign through to fruition," said Jessup, who simultaneously announced the public phase of the university's Capital Campaign and his retirement, slated for May 2010. "It is my hope to finish this race strong and opening our student apartments as planned means we are on track."

The state-of-the-art, 192-bed apartment building contains 24 total apartments, each with four fully furnished bedrooms and two baths. The eight-person suites are approximately 1,420 square feet in size.

Apartment amenities include a full kitchen with new appliances, wireless internet and basic television service, central air and heating, a 100-space, two-story parking garage, multiple laundry facilities, and a courtyard with ample room for community gatherings and barbeques.

The project broke ground early last August and was completed just one year later. This undertaking exudes remarkable project management expertise from myriad levels," said Gene De Young, Jessup's Vice President for Finance and Administration. "We were ahead of schedule and on budget. I can't ask for anything more."

Reeve-Knight Construction Inc. served as the chief contractor for the project. Taylor Teeter Partnership in Fresno is the architectural firm that expedited the venture and is credited with strategically preserving the original conversion of the Herman Miller Furniture factory, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, to the existing campus design.

The new apartments blend favorably with the aesthetics of the adjacent converted buildings in the nearby village area of the campus. Students will begin moving in Aug. 10 and Jessup's fall semester starts Aug. 26.

Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Business Administration, Family & Children's Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Anticipated majors include fields in the humanities and science. WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations in Rocklin include Business Administration, Counseling Psychology and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. In San Jose, concentrations are offered in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, and Christian Leadership.
Source: William Jessup University

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