App State’s Newland Residence Hall, pictured July 19, 2022, is slated to undergo a nearly $7 million renovation during summer 2024. Click on the image for a full view. Photo by Chase Reynolds
The renovation of Newland Hall is among several major planned construction projects at Appalachian State University to enhance the App State Experience.
The project supports the strategic plan of App State and the university’s goals and metrics associated with the University of North Carolina System’s strategic plan. It will benefit students, academics and the community.
The nearly $7 million renovation of App State’s Newland Residence Hall is expected to extend the useful life of the building by 15-20 years. Newland Hall is located adjacent Wey Hall and the Blue Ridge pedestrian pathway, slightly northeast of the termination of Stadium Drive at Rivers Street.
- Repairing roof valleys and louvers.
- Modernizing the elevator system.
- Replacing the make-up air system.
- Replacing site walls, walkways and stairs, as well as the foundation waterproofing.
- Improving the electrical system.
- Addressing deficiencies in the brick veneer and sealants.
Consultants Salas O’Brien and Jenkins-Peer Architects completed an advanced planning study for the project in January 2022 to identify and prioritize issues with the building's envelope and HVAC system.
The Newland Hall project was approved by App State’s Board of Trustees at the board’s June 17, 2022, meeting. It was then approved by the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors on July 20, 2022.
App State has secured RND Architects as the designer for the project and has selected Hayco Construction as the contractor for the renovation. Construction work for Newland Hall’s renovation is scheduled to take place during the summer of 2024.
How is it funded?
Revenue generated through University Housing will fund the Newland Hall renovation.
Who will benefit?
Current and future App State students, including first-year and upper-division students, who wish to stay on campus in an environment that promotes their academic and personal success will benefit from Newland Hall’s renovation.
Investing in the development of App State’s physical infrastructure supports and elevates the university’s educational mission — and empowers the vast human potential on App State’s campus.
How does it support UNC System Goals and Metrics?
The first-year experience for both first-year and transfer residential students plays a significant role in student success at App State. Research conducted nationally, as well as by App State’s Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning, has shown that students who participate in on-campus housing activities tend to become more involved in campus events, make more friends, create more robust connections with peers and faculty/staff, earn higher grades and are retained at a higher level.
Major current projects:
Major completed projects:
- Dining Facilities Renovations — Roess Dining Hall and Trivette Hall
- University Bookstore Renovation
- Residence Halls
- Child Development Center Expansion
- Kidd Brewer Stadium — North End Zone
- Career Development Center relocation
- Sanford Hall Renovation
- Blue Ridge Way
- NPHC Plots and Garden
- Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences
- Founders Plaza
An aerial view of areas receiving millennial campus designation at Appalachian State University. Video by Marie Freeman