Frisco Landing, the first building on the new University of North Texas campus, is slated to open in January, according to university officials.

University and city officials toured the building Nov. 15 as it nears its final stages of construction. Jeannine Vail, assistant professor of interior design, led a crowd through the second and third floors, highlighting various features of the 135,000-square-foot building.

The four-story building was designed with focus on student success and collaboration, according to a UNT news release. It features 69 “huddle rooms” for small to medium-sized groups and classrooms that allow “all students access to fully participate.”

“We have kind of a mix throughout the entire facility,” Vail said. “Each floor has a combination of classrooms, some sort of student services, [and] faculty and staff office spaces.”

Frisco Landing’s classroom sizes will range from 20-160 people with most of the bigger classrooms built on the first and second floor, Vail said. The first floor will also feature a cafe, while the second floor will have a library and tutoring center.

Construction of the building began in fall 2020, and the first classes at Frisco Landing are expected to begin during its spring 2023 semester.

The new campus will offer classes for bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees, UNT President Neal Smatresk said.

“This campus is meant to close the gap between what it means to be a college student and what it means to move effortlessly and seamlessly into the high-tech corporate environment that Frisco has nurtured,” Smatresk said.

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