New Housing: All the Comforts of Home

Students are excited. It’s been 47 years since the opening of a newly-constructed campus residence. Now, with West Campus Housing scheduled to open in August 2014, students can choose to live in an apartment-style residence with all the bells and whistles they may be accustomed to at home.

“I am really excited. It will be great to have my own room and my own space,” commented India Conaway ’16. “You can live a little more independently by living in the apartments.”

Students will enjoy their own private, secure-access bedroom with a bed, dresser, and desk made from American red oak, a built-in closet, one or two large windows, and lush carpeting. The kitchen is equipped with all stainless steel GE appliances (including a dishwasher), quartz counter-tops, and cut-glass tile backsplash; an open dining area with dinette set and five chairs completes this section. The living room is furnished with a leather sofa and two easy chairs, end tables, and a 50” wall-mounted, flat-screen TV and high-speed wireless communications throughout the units. The kitchen and living room area have plank-style hardwood floors. Each suite also has compartmentalized bathrooms, allowing for more privacy, and a laundry area. The units are sound-proof and heated/cooled with a geo-thermal system that is the most energy-efficient method.

“I am proud to offer Immaculata’s very special students these very special residences that deliver the excitement of contemporary architecture combined with warm stylistic touches to create a very ‘homey’ environment,” commented Kerry S. Jones, director of Capital Planning and Construction, who oversaw the West Campus Housing project. “Every detail was thoroughly researched and scrutinized to provide comfort, safety, and convenience while promoting sustainability. Immaculata students come here to achieve lofty goals. By providing them with a comfortable home-away-from-home, I feel we are helping them to realize their dreams.”

In addition to all of the amenities, residents will have plentiful, convenient parking and swipe-card access for each suite. Security call boxes are provided near the entrance. One resident assistant is assigned for each apartment building.

According to Rhonda Fioresi, director of Residence Life and Housing, Immaculata has embraced an apartment-style living arrangement where students can be responsible for their own conduct, in accordance with Immaculata’s policies and procedures.

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