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Rocklin’s William Jessup University to build new 210-student dormitory

William Jessup University, the four-year, private Christian university in Rocklin, announced Tuesday that it will build a new, $10.5 million dormitory to house 210 students.

The three-story, 40,000-square-foot building will be constructed near the University Avenue entrance to the Rocklin campus.

Groundbreaking for the new dorm is expected in February, and construction is scheduled to be completed by early 2016. Roseville’s Reeve-Knight Construction Inc. and The Taylor Group Architects, headquartered in Fresno, will oversee the project.

The dorm will feature a common area on each floor. Plans also call for an “Alumni Courtyard” that will include a fire pit, barbecue area and benches.

John Jackson, university president, said in a statement: “Providing additional on-campus housing is a top priority of the university as we grow our enrollment and enhance our campus community.”

Officials said the project was made possible through donations from William Jessup University supporters.

Formerly in San Jose, the university moved its campus to Rocklin in 2004. Its roots date back to 1939.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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