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Charlotte Campus

Charlotte, North Carolina

Having opened its doors in fall 2004, JWU’s newest campus in Charlotte, N.C., offers undergraduate degree programs in business, hospitality and culinary arts. Though Charlotte is the second largest business center in the United States, it maintains a distinctive small town feel with easy access to beaches, mountains and an international airport, and is a hub of athletic and cultural activity.

For more information about the Johnson & Wales Charlotte Campus, contact Admissions, Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 at 1-866-JWU-CHARLOTTE (598-2427).

The City

Situated in the center of the New South, the Queen City’s focused growth and southern ambiance is a magnet for the young and talented. With access to mountains and the ocean, affordable housing, picturesque neighborhoods and idyllic weather, Charlotte offers the best of America’s northern and southern cultures.

The Campus

The campus is located in the Gateway area of Third Ward, leading directly into the heart of Center City. It is an exciting area with a vibrant mix of residential, retail and commercial spaces. The Charlotte Campus is spread across 12 acres and eight buildings. and is anchored by the Academic Center, a five-story, 158,000-square-foot building located at 801 West Trade Street. All Charlotte Campus buildings and services are situated adjacent to or within easy walking distance from the Academic Center.

Academic Facilities and Administrative Offices

The ACADEMIC CENTER, located at 801 West Trade Street, houses the Center for Academic Support, Academic Technology Services, Chef’s Choice, classrooms and computer labs, Communications & Media Relations, Community Outreach, the Executive Office, College of Culinary Arts and School of Hospitality faculty offices, employee and student lounges, James H. Hance Jr. Auditorium, Health & Counseling Services, Information Technology, kitchens and laboratories, housekeeping and maintenance offices, Printing & Mailing Services, Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, Storeroom and the University Events Center.

A unique feature of the building is its 188-seat demonstration amphitheater/presentation facility, which includes a production kitchen and well-designed function space to accommodate university events.

GATEWAY VILLAGE, located at 800 West Trade Street directly across from the Academic Center, is home to The Village Bookstore, Development & Alumni Relations, Experiential Education & Career Services, the library, Operations, Student Academic & Financial Services and the Student Innovation Lab. Each of these offices is in a prominent first floor location with direct sidewalk access.

GATEWAY CENTER, located at 901 West Trade Street, is to the immediate west of the Academic Center, and houses Accounting, Admissions, Human Resources & Payroll, Student Employment, University IT Service Management, classrooms and the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business faculty offices.

The STUDENT CENTER, located at 235 South Cedar Street directly behind Cedar Hall South, is home to Athletics, Student Activities and Clubs & Organizations and includes a fitness center, a group fitness room, a 600-seat gymnasium, locker rooms and a large student meeting area known as the Wildcat Den.

The DOUBLETREE HOTEL (university-owned), located at 895 West Trade Street, features guest rooms, outdoor pool, business center, meeting space, Orchards Restaurant, Exchange Lounge and a fitness center.

University Library Network

The Johnson & Wales University Library Network is comprised of the libraries of the Providence, R.I.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. campuses. An important aspect of the network is the access it provides to resources, services and facilities shared by the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN), a consortium of academic, law, and health sciences libraries in southern New England. Johnson & Wales University Library is also a key partner with the university’s academic programs in the enhancement of student research skills through the delivery of classroom instruction, online information literacy tutorials, Web-based guides customized to the research outcomes of specific courses and curricula, plus personalized reference services delivered to students in person, over the phone, through email, online chat or SMS. In addition, the library hosts the Scholar’s Archive@JWU, an open access digital commons dedicated to preserving and promoting examples of scholarly or artistic works produced at or belonging to the university.

The library at the Charlotte Campus is located on the first floor of Gateway Village at 800 West Trade Street. It includes a collection of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, full-text databases, videos, the Information Commons and other resources to serve the research needs of JWU students. The library also provides a photocopier, computer workstations, print release stations, televisions with VHS and DVD players, and other appropriate equipment for student use. In addition to the resources located on campus, students also have access to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system whose main branch is located just blocks away.

Computer Laboratories

Johnson & Wales University has computer labs available for students to use email, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, specialty course software, jwuLink and more.

Students must have an active JWU email account to access lab computers. Documents can be saved to student-acquired USB drives, or they can be attached to and sent through email. Students cannot save files onto computers in the labs.

JWU's Charlotte Campus has five computer labs that are managed by Information Technology. Four labs are located on the 4th floor of the Academic Center, housing more than 160 workstations, and one lab is located in the library, housing 30 workstations. Student staff members are available in these computer labs to assist students and answer questions. Students need an active JWU email account to access the computers. Computer lab locations, hours of operation, software and rules and regulations are available online.

Academic Center computer lab classrooms 433, 434, 435 and the library computer lab classroom are open for faculty/class reservations during operating hours. Academic Center student computer lab 436 is an "open-use" computer lab and NOT available for faculty/class reservations. As such, students wanting uninterrupted access should use 436.

Residence Halls

All residence facilities are coeducational, smoke free and are cable and Internet ready. Each suite in Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South is equipped with a MicroFridge®, and the apartments at City View Towers have full kitchens.

725 West 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Cedar Hall North is a suite-style residence hall primarily for first-year students. Each suite includes two bedrooms, bathroom facilities, ResNet/Internet access and standard cable television service. It has a game room with a pool table, foosball, air hockey, big screen television and video games. Each floor has its own study rooms, common areas, vending machines and laundry facilities. All common rooms have wireless Internet access. In addition, Cedar Hall North houses a co-curricular classroom and the Student Dining Center.

215 South Cedar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Cedar Hall South is a suite-style residence hall primarily for first-year students. Each suite includes two bedrooms, bathroom facilities, ResNet/Internet access and standard cable television service. It has a game room with a pool table, foosball, air hockey, big screen television and video games. Each floor has its own study rooms, common areas, vending machines and laundry facilities. All common rooms have wireless Internet access. In addition, Cedar Hall South houses a co-curricular classroom, a community kitchen, Campus Safety & Security, Facilities Management, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Student Conduct and a maintenance office.

425 West 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

City View Towers is an apartment-style residence hall primarily for upper-class students. Most apartments are in four-bedroom configurations, with a small number of two- or three-bedroom layouts. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes up to four private bedrooms, one or two semi-private bathrooms, a furnished common living space, an eat-in kitchen, a side-by-side or stacked washer-and-dryer unit, Internet access and standard cable television. All utilities are included in the apartment housing rate. Each resident is provided with a full-size bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair. City View Towers offers a large game room with a pool table, big screen television, plenty of comfortable lounge furniture and wireless Internet access. Residents also have access to the fitness room, which is fully stocked with workout equipment. There are also maintenance and management offices located in City View Towers.

Campus Dining

A state-of-the-art Student Dining Center is located in Cedar Hall North. It is operated by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group, N.A. The dining center serves as an on-site facility for the culinary, baking & pastry and hospitality internship programs.

All resident students, except those living in City View Towers, are required to subscribe to the university’s room and board plan, which provides a set number of meals per week. The Student Dining Center is available to guests of resident students. Commuter students may use the Student Dining Center as well by purchasing meals either individually or in blocks at a discounted price. Meal blocks can be purchased at Campus Dining, located inside the Student Dining Center, or online.

For more information, contact Campus Dining at 980-598-1950.

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