In 2014, Northrise University celebrated 10 years since its founding with 50 students attending classes in a 5 story office building purchased in downtown Ndola, Zambia. After applying to the Zambian government for 30 acres of land, and because the government was impressed with its vision and quality, it granted the University a new 640 acre site. Since that time, the University has launched Northrise Farms on a portion of the property, along with NUCare medical clinic, 200 student classroom building, one staff duplex unit and a 56 bed student dormitory along with perimeter fencing.
With a strong foundation and clear mission, Northrise University is moving forward in expanding opportunities for offering a world class education to the people of Zambia and surrounding countries by constructing the Campus Center Building to finally provide a central location for all of Northrise University programs. The Campus Center is scheduled to open in June 2016.
ADVANCING THE VISION OF THE CAMPUS ALLOWS NORTHRISE UNIVERSITY TO EDUCATE A GREATER NUMBER OF STUDENTS, EMPLOY MORE ZAMBIANS, SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND ULTIMATELY IMPACT THE NATION OF ZAMBIA
The $15 Million Capital Project has three phases:
PHASE ONE: Campus Infrastructure & Campus Center – $5 Million
Phase 1 features construction of what will become the focal point of the Northrise campus: a multi-purpose Campus Center building. Concurrently, the permanent infrastructure including roads, electrical, water/sewer and the IT framework will be constructed.
PHASE TWO: Student Center, Student Dormitory, Faculty Housing Units $5 Million
Highlight of phase 2 is the construction of a dedicated Student Center which will become the hub of student activity across the campus. The second student dormitory housing 100 students is also scheduled for construction in Phase 2, along with two additional faculty duplexes.
PHASE THREE: Convocation Center, Student Dormitory, Faculty Housing Units and Lodge $5 Million
In Phase 3, the Northrise University Convocation Hall will be built. A state-of-the-art facility with capacity to seat 1,500 – 2,000 equipped to stage community events, concents, graduation ceremonies, conferences. One additional student dormitory housing 100 students and two additional duplexes are scheduled to be constructed. A Northrise Lodge and School of Agriculture building is also planned.