Chancellor Linda P. Brady invites the entire UNCG community to join her April 24, as the university begins a new phase of campus life.

A ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating Spartan Village will begin on the Forest Street side of the new pedestrian underpass at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. A procession through the underpass will follow, culminating in a party on the plaza on the Lee Street side.

Enjoy music, refreshments and tours of the new Spartan Village residence halls until 4 p.m.

Three of these residence halls opened in August. One opened in January. They accommodate about 800 students.

The underpass, a collaborative effort between UNCG and the North Carolina Railroad Company, creates a new gateway at UNCG.

As the underpass opened last week, Fred Patrick, director of Facilities Design and Construction, noted it will facilitate safer pedestrian and bicycle connections between the core of the campus and Spartan Village. The project required relocating the vehicular entrances off Forest Street to Oakland Avenue for access to the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck, he added. UNCG’s recently updated Master Plan illustrates plans for enhanced pedestrian flow north from the underpass along the Forest Street corridor, with benches and landscaping.

Story by Mike Harris, University Relations