Welcome to Engage – The magazine of Georgia Gwinnett College
We are moving toward a bigger and brighter future
If you happen to visit Georgia Gwinnett College this summer, we might put you to work moving boxes. Lots of boxes.
Almost 200 people are being moved around campus to occupy new and renovated spaces. Offices, departments and services are being strategically relocated to position the college for future growth and more efficient operations.
With enrollment limited by our facilities, the long-awaited Allied Health and Sciences building will enable GGC to enroll more than 11,000 students in August. It also allows the addition of more degree programs. This fall, the School of Science and Technology will introduce a chemistry major and the School of Health Sciences will begin its first program – a bachelor of science in nursing.
In addition to occupying this 91,000-sq. ft. building, we have renovated significant space in Building D to create a new, one-stop shop for students needing a wide range of conveniently located services.
With expanded dining seating in Building A and the addition of several chain restaurants across campus, we are making changes in food service at the request of our students. We also will add a few hundred parking spaces following completion of the Collins Hill Road/Route 316 construction adjacent to campus.
Dramatic growth always presents challenges. However, thanks to outstanding planning and teamwork, Georgia Gwinnett has the highest space utilization rate within the University System of Georgia (USG), at 72 percent – twice the system’s average. I applaud GGC’s faculty, staff and students for their engaged input and dedicated collaboration in successfully moving the college into its next exciting phase of growth and success. Our campus is bigger and better prepared for the future.
We welcome you to visit the new Georgia Gwinnett College. And I was just kidding about the boxes.