New student housing is under construction at the Terrace campus. Stay tuned for information and progress updates on the project.
New housing project under way in Terrace
Work is currently under way for brand new, affordable, on-campus student housing at Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, expected to welcome its first occupants in September 2021.
The new facility will create 108 new beds, replacing older housing units that are more than 45 years old, with a modern new facility. Provincial funding for the new housing unit was announced in September of 2019 and work began in earnest in 2020.
The new housing facility will particularly help students from rural and Indigenous communities to have a safe, comfortable and welcoming home away from home when they are attended face-to-face programming.
The building features two, three-storey wings and a central area that will feature a variety of First Nations fine art created by alumni and instructors from Coast Mountain College's Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art.
The project includes a suite for elders in residence and two rooms for visiting families of students. Students will share common areas, kitchen facilities and laundry. Informal learning spaces, dining areas, an e-sports gaming room and a maker-space are other highlights of the building. First nations cultural space has also been included. And for students who use a bicycle to get around, a heated indoor bike storage area is part of the design.