New College West (NCW), located south of Poe Field, will open its doors to undergraduate students in fall 2022. It will integrate into a vibrant community-building residential college environment that will provide students with a home to support their educational needs. AnneMarie Luijendijk formerly head of First College, will become head of NCW. Students and staff formerly affiliated with First College will populate NCW. As the next generation of residential colleges, NCW will accommodate and support an increasingly diverse undergraduate population.
NCW is comprised of four primary buildings, four to seven stories high, with connections between the primary buildings at the lower levels. Public and community spaces are located on the ground floors, with residential floors above.
There are also a number of unique spaces throughout the complex, intended for shared use.
On the residential floors:
NCWcollege has its own dining hall, seating up to 250 persons, adjacent to a shared servery with Yeh College The servery contains multiple food “platforms” including an East Asian station, a grille, a “hearth” area with comfort foods, and a salad and sandwich station. The two dining halls are separated by a fully enclosed courtyard, which can be used by both colleges in nice weather for seating. In addition, each dining hall opens to a courtyard between dorm towers. NCW opens to a natural, woodland landscape.
You and your roommate(s) may configure the furniture in your room or suite any way you like, but all of the furniture must remain in the room for the year. Standard furnishings include: