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William Carey celebrates new campus.

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TRADITION, MS. (WDAM)- William Carey University dedicated their brand new gulf coast campus Wednesday in a planned community called Tradition.

Tradition is located just north of Biloxi, off Mississippi Highway 67. University officials decided to relocate their gulf coast campus because their previous location was by the beach on Highway 90. It was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the property is currently for sale.

Phase one of William Carey's Tradition campus features four buildings, including an administrative and academic building. The campus will offer several undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

"When William Carey came to the coast some thirty something years ago. We never dreamed we would have a facility like this one day," said Tommy King, President of William Carey University.

Classes at William Carey University begin Monday and officials expect over 700 students on the Tradition campus.

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