residence halls won't be ready for start of fall semester
Buildings A, F, and D will be ready
to house students for fall semester. Housing Director
Steve Jenson did not say why the other buildings will
not be ready. / Photo by Elizabeth Livingston
By Elizabeth Livingston
July 12, 2006 | Only three of the six new on campus
residence halls will be completed as scheduled for fall
Housing Director Steve Jenson said the university
is talking with the building contractor about how to
accommodate the students affected by the delay. Students
who have applied and do not mind being relocated will
stay in the Towers until the new completion date in
Buildings A, F, and D will be ready to house students
for fall semester. Jenson did not say why the other
buildings will not be ready.
The six buildings combined will house 512 students.
Building A will house Honors students on the second
floor and the main office for the new community on the
The other five buildings will house students in three
suites on each floor. Each suite can hold up to eight
students. Each suite has a living room, two full bathrooms,
two two-person vanities, three double rooms and one
single room. Each double has separate lighting for each
side of the room, two closets, and beds which easily
turn into bunk beds.
Each floor has a laundry room and a trash chute. In
other resident halls, the laundry room is in the basement.
The trash chute will be convenient for students who
don't like to go outside to the dumpster to throw away
Each building has two cluster lounges which are used
as the main advertising point for housing. Each cluster
lounge combines floors one and two and floors three
and four into an area with a fireplace, a plasma TV,
seating, pool tables and a kitchen.
The new buildings are using color schemes unique to
the older residence halls. The first and second floor
of each building will use the Red Rock Cluster color
scheme which is composed of various reds, yellows, and
oranges. The third and fourth floor of each building
will use the Bear Lake color scheme consisting of blues
Since a drop in on campus residency a few years ago,
Housing is seeing more applications this year than the
last. The Towers are filling up when just two years
ago several floors were closed off in each building
due to a lack of residents.
The New Living Learning Community has received several
applications from potential residents.
The interior of a finished room.