New Residence on Track
May 05, 2010
Construction of our new $21 million student residence hall is on target to be completed this summer in time for the the return of students to campus in August.
The 250-bed, five story building is also on budget. When finished, it will have a lounge area, recreational space, a faculty-in-residence apartment, and a chapel.
Last year, Stonehill closed a $22 million tax-exempt bond issue through HEFA, the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, to finance the construction of the new residence hall, which will welcome the largest on-campus population of students in the College's 61-year history.
The residence hall has long been included in the College's campus-wide strategic plan. But a dramatic increase in enrollment over the last two years led the College to expedite its master plan to grow to 2,500 students.
The residence hall will feature five floors with suites to house eight to 10 students each. The building will include a lounge area and recreational space, an apartment for faculty-in-residence and a fifth-floor chapel. Construction is scheduled to finish this summer and the hall will open in time to house students for the start of the 2010-2011 school year.
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