Keiser University’s Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Unveils Plan for $100 Million Campus Expansion


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November 4, 2020

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Keiser University’s Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Unveils Plan for $100 Million Campus Expansion


West Palm Beach, Florida – November 4 – Keiser University Chancellor, Dr. Arthur Keiser, was pleased to announce the unveiling of the new Lakeside Residence Hall.  The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, November 4th at the University’s Flagship campus located at 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, 33409.


Kicking-off a $100 million capital campaign to further transform the campus into an international destination, the new student living facility demonstrates the University’s continued commitment to students and is made possible by a $10 million donation from Sodexo North America.


“Our goal has always been serving students first, and this is another reinvestment in maximizing their full collegiate experience. We are excited about the official grand opening of the new residence hall and very appreciative of our partnership with Sodexo North America and their generous donation,” said Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Keiser University. “The facility creates ‘a home away from home’ enriching student life and providing the convenience and comradery of learning and living on campus.”


The ceremony was part of Keiser University’s Homecoming Week activities. Socially distanced activities in which students were wearing masks included tie-dye, trivia, yard pong, spike ball, virtual scavenger hunts, and more.


The four-story, 51,000-square foot facility is located alongside the University’s lake between its Student Life Center and Dalby Commons buildings and offers double room suites, collaborative spaces for student meetings, and a lounge, lobby, laundry, and study areas that can accommodate up to 208 residents. Occupants enjoy a short walk to other campus amenities which include an outdoor swimming pool, sand volleyball, and tennis courts, an indoor fitness center, a dining hall, bookstore, and Starbucks. To enjoy a virtual tour of the facility, please visit here.


“I am excited that the population of Keiser University’s Flagship campus continues to grow, as diversity is strengthened throughout the student body. The new facility will make residential life even more fulfilling as it offers additional spaces for student gatherings, study groups, and outdoor social events,” said Darius Charon a Keiser University Exercise Science major who also serves as a Resident Assistant.


About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management, and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government, and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.


About Keiser University

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 3,800 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.


Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit


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