Thursday, July 25th, 2024

East Is Open

All Moved In At East.

President Anderson helped during Move In Day.

The East Villages have opened. The completion of this 601-bed residence hall marks the end of Phase II of the housing project.

In the location of old Hobbs and Lenhardt Halls, East Villages is a U-shaped residence hall with two mirrored sides (A and B) and a beautiful courtyard in the middle. Housing options inside the East Villages include single occupancy semi suite, double occupancy semi suite and the all-new pod living.

The single occupancy semi suite and the double occupancy semi suite are exact replicas of those found in the South Villages (est. August 2014). Based on resident survey results, the double occupancy full suite found in the South Villages has been eliminated from the design of the East Villages and West Villages (scheduled to open August 2016).

Single occupancy suites include two single bedrooms that measure 111 sq. ft., one bathroom and a common foyer area. Double occupancy suites include two double bedrooms that measure 203 sq. ft., two bathrooms and a common foyer area.

A pod has 10 single bedrooms that measure 111 sq. ft. each and two large bathrooms with two toilets and two showers in each. Each pod has a large common living area equipped with couches, tables, a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. The kitchenette comes with approximately eight cabinet spaces, a few drawers, a sink, a microwave and a full-size refrigerator.

Aerial view of new residence halls.

There is a full kitchen and laundry room for use of all residents located on the second floor of each side. The kitchen comes with an oven, refrigerator, sink and microwave. The laundry room has eight washers and eight dryers. For the first few weeks of the fall semester, laundry in the East Villages will be coin-operated only. The Marauder Gold swipe machine will be installed during that time.

All windows found in the East Villages open up to four inches. Both semi suites and pod style living will have one thermostat that controls the temperature of the entire unit. All bedrooms are cable ready for residents that wish to bring a TV.

Each floor has a lobby area that will contain a recreational activity (i.e., pool or ping pong), couches and a flat-screen TV. Mailboxes and resident assistant offices are located in the first floor lobby.

The 2015-16 academic year will be the last year that Gilbert and Bard Halls will house students. Those buildings are set to be repurposed, while Gaige Hall will be demolished in May of 2016.

To accommodate the anticipated increase in volume of students eating at dining locations in Gordinier Hall, an extension project began on August 1, 2015. The Upper Deck and The Anchor will still be open during the renovation.

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