Austin Community College District invites you to celebrate the grand opening of its newest campus green space at ACC Highland. The St. John Encampment Commons and UFCU Pavilion at ACC Highland Campus will open Monday, August 28. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.

With roots as a Reconstruction-era gathering ground for African-American Baptists, the St. John Encampment Commons is designed to honor the rich history of community, education, and empowerment at Highland. 

Located across Wilhelmina Delco Drive at the northeast corner of the ACC Highland South Parking Garage and across from the City of Austin Permitting & Development Center, the space includes: 

  • 2.5 acres of rolling green space 
  • Outdoor tables & seating  
  • Shaded gravel trails
  • Outdoor art exhibits

The St. John Encampment Commons also is home to the new UFCU Pavilion. The pavilion offers a space for college events, performances, and activities. ACC broke ground on the pavilion in March 2023. It is named in honor of the $5 million donation the University Federal Credit Union presented to ACC for student scholarships in 2022. 

The special grand opening celebration is open to the college community and invited guests. It will include remarks, a ribbon-cutting, a reception, and a special performance. 

Employees can click here to RSVP