JWU's Charlotte Campus offers undergraduate degree programs in business, hospitality, culinary arts, and arts and sciences. 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.
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Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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 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 8 buildings and anchored by the Academic Center, a 5-story, 158,000-square-foot building located at 801 West Trade St. 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 at 801 West Trade St. houses the Center for Academic Support, Academic Technology Services, Chef’s Choice, classrooms and computer labs, Communications & Media Relations, Community Outreach, the Executive Office, Development & Alumni Relations, College of Culinary Arts and College of Hospitality Management faculty offices, employee and student lounges, James H. Hance Jr. Auditorium, Health & Counseling Services, 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 St. directly across from the Academic Center, is home to The Village Bookstore, Information Technology, 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 St., 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 College of Business faculty offices.
The STUDENT CENTER at 235 South Cedar St. (directly behind Cedar Hall South) is home to Athletics, Student Involvement & Leadership and student organizations, and includes a fitness center, group fitness room, 600-seat gymnasium, locker rooms and large student meeting area known as the Wildcat Den.
The DOUBLETREE HOTEL (university-owned) at 895 West Trade St. features guest rooms, an outdoor pool, a business center, meeting space, Libations Restaurant, Exchange Lounge and a fitness center.
University Library Network
The Johnson & Wales University library in Charlotte provides a wide variety of information resources, services and facilities. Its network of resources is enhanced through its connection with the other Johnson & Wales University campus libraries as well as 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 and 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, and through email, online chat or SMS. In addition, the library hosts the ScholarsArchive@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 St. 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, conference rooms equipped with projectors, 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.
Johnson & Wales University has computer labs available for students to use email, the internet, 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 5 computer labs that are managed by Information Technology. 4 labs are located on the fourth floor of the Academic Center, housing more than 160 workstations, and 1 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.
All residence facilities are coeducational and smoke-free with cable and internet provided. Each suite in Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South is equipped with a MicroFridge® (microwave/refrigerator combo), and the apartments at City View Towers have full kitchens.
CEDAR HALL NORTH
725 West 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Cedar Hall North is a suite-style residence hall primarily for first- and second-year students. Each suite includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom facilities, ResNet/internet access and standard cable television service. The hall has a game room with a pool table, foosball, ping-pong, large screen television and video games. Each floor has its own study rooms, common areas, vending machines and laundry facilities. Cedar Hall North has a full kitchen available for student use. The common areas have wireless internet access. In addition, Cedar Hall North houses a co-curricular classroom and the Student Dining Center.
CEDAR HALL SOUTH
215 South Cedar St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Cedar Hall South is a suite-style residence hall primarily for first-year students. Each suite includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom facilities, ResNet/internet access and standard cable television service. The hall has a game room with a pool table, foosball, ping-pong, large screen television and video games. Each floor has its own study rooms, common areas, vending machines and laundry facilities. The common areas have wireless internet access. In addition, Cedar Hall South houses a full kitchen available for student use, living-learning communities, co-curricular classroom and offices for Campus Safety & Security, Facilities Management, Residential Life, Student Affairs and Community Standards and Conduct.
CITY VIEW TOWERS
425 West 5th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
City View Towers is an apartment-style residence hall primarily for upper-class students. Most apartments are in 4-bedroom configurations, with a small number of 2- or 3-bedroom layouts. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes up to 4 private bedrooms, 1–2 semi-private bathrooms, a furnished common living space, an eat-in kitchen, a side-by-side or stacked washer/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, ping-pong, large-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. Maintenance and management offices are also located in City View Towers.
A state-of-the-art Student Dining Center is located in Cedar Hall North. It is operated by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group, North America. The dining center serves as an on-site facility for the culinary, baking & pastry and hospitality internship programs.
Information on meal plans can be found in the Student Handbook.