West Campus Commons

West Campus Commons

construction livestream

in the spotlight

Highlights from the West Campus Commons Groundbreaking ceremony on April 20, 2023.
Video courtesy of WVLT-8

Housing Portal Update

Unfortunately, at this time, the completion date for the West Campus Commons cannot be determined. Since the project was launched, more than 70 work days have been lost due to weather, as well as other situations beyond our control. With a project of this magnitude, it is reasonable to think there likely will be other construction days lost between now and the start of the Fall 2024 academic year. 

To compensate for that possibility, both a Temporary Housing Assignment as well as a West Campus Housing Assignment for the fall have been developed. In recent days it has become more likely West Campus Commons should come online shortly after the start of semester, but will not be available when classes starts. Thus, the need for an interim Temporary Housing Assignment listing. Both selections need to be completed.

Work continues and as fall draws near, we can apply more definite timelines to the conclusion of construction and a date when students can move into the new facility. We are disappointed but remain excited about the future of residence life at Carson-Newman and believe our students will be as well. We are very grateful for your understanding and patience.



The new residence life complex will be located on the west side of campus, adjacent to the Appalachian Commons student apartments complex and the Intramural Field. We are partnering with University Housing Solutions for this project, one of the premier developers in the student housing sector. The facility is set to open Fall 2024!


The new twin-facility will house 524 beds and will be connected by a two-story “Community Connector” building, where students will be able to lounge, play games and study. This incredible, 110,000 sq. ft. facility is the largest construction project in our 170+ year history! More details will follow so stay tuned!