In 2009, the Phipps family moved into the University’s new president’s residence, Orchard Hill. The facility was a gift from the Board of Trustees and board members designed, planned, and funded the complete construction and public furnishings of the facility.
Orchard Hill is located directly across Lisburn Road from the main entrance to campus and includes space for hosting University events, large receptions, and dining. The basement area is used as a recreation room for student gatherings.
Since its opening, Orchard Hill has been home to hundreds of events. President Phipps hosts picnics for first-year students and graduating seniors, dinenrs for guest speakers and other college visitors, and gatherings for parents, alumni, faculty, and community friends.