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See how Austin Community College turned Highland Mall into a campus

Tables are set up near an escalator at the ACC Highland Campus.
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ACC's new Highland Campus is having a grand opening this weekend.

Austin Community College's new campus at the former Highland Mall is opening to the public this weekend.

The plans to turn Austin's first indoor mall into a community college campus began more than a decade ago when ACC started buying sections of the property in 2010. The campus has been opening in phases, and a grand opening for phase two takes place Saturday. The public will be able to tour the campus, located at 6101 Highland Campus Dr., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ACC Highland has state-of-the-art skills labs for nursing programs, multiple kitchens for the culinary program and a television studio for radio, television and film students.

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ACC's newest campus used to be Highland Mall, Austin's first indoor mall.
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The campus has a bookstore.
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Students tour the campus' culinary school.
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A banana split sculpture from Highland Mall's food court remains on display at the campus.
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Phase 2 of ACC Highland houses programs in dance, drama, music, culinary arts, radio, television, film and more.
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Nursing student Malia Capers-Cristobal demonstrates a CPR move during a tour of the renovated campus.
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Tables are set up for students in ACC Highland's hallways.
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An entrance to the ACC Highland Campus.

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