Our first location was an old high school known as the John W. Daniel Building. Our present campus is quite a bit more modern, thanks to the completion of nearly $500 million in new construction, and the same amount set aside for construction in the next 10 years.
CNU’s transformation continues, from the 160,000-square-foot Forbes Hall, the new, state-of-the-art home of our science programs, to McMurran Hall, CNU's 21st-century teaching and learning facility, to The Freeman Center sports and convocation facility expansion.
Residents of the state-of-the-art residential CNU Village or Apartments have their own bathroom and an in-unit washer and dryer. CNU Village also houses a variety of restaurants and stores, including Panera Bread, Subway and Moe's Southwest Grill.
Sculptures in Flight
The Geese Fountain in Saunders Plaza on campus was designed so the water flow sounds like the flapping of wings. Both the Geese Fountain and the bald eagle statue, called “Spilling the Wind,” located in front of Potomac Hall were sculpted by local artists of Turner Sculpture, located in Onley, Va., on the Eastern Shore.
A Path to Mystery
Located along one of the brick pathways that crisscross our 260-acre campus is a single brick that says "Don’t look up." You’ll have to come visit us to find out why.
Showcasing the Arts
The Ferguson Center for the Arts was designed by the firm of internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei. Since it opened in 2005, more than 600,000 people have attended performances by such luminaries as singers Tony Bennett, Amy Grant and Queen Latifah; the London Symphony Orchestra; magician David Copperfield; and comedians Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan and Whoopi Goldberg.
Lend Us Your Ear
The 1,725-seat Concert Hall in the Ferguson Center for the Arts was acoustically engineered so anyone on stage can be heard from any seat in the house without the aid of a microphone. Students get discounted tickets to performances, so you can test this yourself.
About 3,000 students live on campus. Our five contemporary residence halls and two apartment complexes were rated "best in the state" by students and have won rave reviews nationwide. Every residential room has high-speed Internet, basic satellite cable TV, digital local phone service and electronic room access. All rooms are equipped with a microwave and mini-refrigerator or have kitchen access.
CNU has authorized the operation of a full-time, professionally trained police department, responsible for the safety and welfare of all members of the university community and their guests. Our university police are committed to providing a safe and secure environment.
CNU Goes Green
We have recycling bins on each residence hall floor on the main campus and a comprehensive usability and sustainability program in place. The Trible Library Media Center and Tau Delta Phi, one of CNU's social fraternities, have teamed up on an ink-cartridge recycling campaign. Every building on campus is controlled by a computerized energy management system that allows for constant monitoring and adjusts temperatures automatically to maximize energy efficiency.