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Construction nearly complete at new University Center | GA 400 campus
City of Cumming provided $4 million
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Sherman Day, executive director of University Center | GA 400, talks about a water fountain that will fill up water bottles during a tour of the new campus. - photo by AUTUMN VETTER

Construction workers were busy Friday putting the finishing touches inside the new University Center | GA 400 campus.

They’ll soon move out, making room for more than 400 students registered for the opening semester of the new campus, which is a joint project between Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

Sherman Day, executive director, said staff members have begun moving into the 38,000-square-foot, $7 million facility on Pilgrim Mill Road, near the Cumming Aquatic Center and Georgia Drivers Services Office.

“The fire marshal has given us an occupancy certificate that allows us to move furniture and faculty in and to move around without hard hats on,” he said. “Final occupancy will come ... about Aug. 10.
“Everything’s ready to go.”

While a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Aug. 16, classes will begin on Aug. 13.

The Georgia Board of Regents earlier this year approved the consolidation of North Georgia and Gainesville State into one institution that will be called University of North Georgia.

The two schools officially will become that university in January.

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