You’re invited to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of Central Hall 1 and 2 on Friday, August 16. Tours to follow 10 AM ceremony and reception.
Before you go, check out the New Central Residence Hall Construction EarthCam! Images are updated every 15 minutes.
Central Hall is actually 2 buildings (with four stories comprising 171,386 square feet) and is designed to have LEED Silver sustainability targeted with geothermal heating/cooling.
Here’s some key numbers from a Campus Housing report to think about:
- 600 residents in 150 4-person suites
- Honors Program (including the director, office staff and some faculty offices)
- 3 Classrooms
- 4 Elevators
- 16 Lounges
- 2 Kitchens
- 2 Laundry rooms
- 2 Rec rooms
- 2 Vending areas
- 1 Resident Director, 1 Assistant Hall Director, 15 RAs, Housing Office, 2 receptionists, Maintenance Department
Move-in for this Fall Semester starts with the Sorority Recruitment and Band on Saturday, August 17th. Then the Living Learning Program enrollees move in on Wednesday, August 21st and the rest of the the freshmen on Friday the 23rd.
Overall, the new housing on campus will create a big splash. Here’s a bird’s eye view of where the new buildings are going up.
** Related post **
“Honors Program Expanding, Moving to Central Hall,” Bluegrass Blade (22 February 2013)