New Residence Hall on Track for Fall 2019 Completion

New Residence Hall on Track for Fall 2019 Completion

Construction of Newlin Residence Hall – a 48,300-square-foot dormitory on the east side of campus – is on track to be completed by the time undergraduate students return to campus this fall.

The four-story building will house approximately 190 students – the largest living facility on campus – and will complete a residential quad of buildings with existing dorms Brandt, Le Shana and Gulley. The new addition allows for more students to live on campus, a key to enhancing the undergraduate experience, according to Brad Lau, vice president for student life. “We believe that living on campus creates incredible opportunities for spiritual and social growth and transformation, which is core to our Be Known promise,” he says.

The facility is taking shape this spring and summer as teams of plumbers, electricians, framers, tapers, painters, tile setters, glazers, and exterior crews complete the final touches.

Newlin Hall, named in honor of the institution’s first president, Thomas Newlin (1891-1900), is being built in the wake of steady enrollment growth in recent years. George Fox enrolled a record number of traditional undergraduate students in 2017 (2,414) and nearly matched that mark in 2018 (2,389). The university has broken the 4,000-total-student enrollment mark for three straight years.