Construction on the new living facilities is well under way here at Millersville University. According to Geoff Beers, CEO and General Manager of Student Services Inc., “Construction is progressing very well due to the fortunate weather we have had this fall. Currently, framing continues on wings three and four. Students should expect framing to begin very shortly on wings one and two.” Phase one of the project is expected to be completed by August 2014.
This project marks the first phase of MU’s commitment to replacing all 2,200 on-campus beds with modern, suite-style accommodations while maintaining a consistent bed capacity on campus throughout the phased replacement. Resident safety and security were key elements in the facility’s design. Highlights include a central point of access into the community with adjacent reception desk, multiple electronic access control points and camera monitoring. The 709 bed facility offers multiple unit types that range from semi-suites to full suites with both private and shared bedroom configurations for residents as well as private suites for RA’s and full apartments for staff. Amenity space includes a 150-person Great Room which overlooks the South Quad, recreation rooms, community kitchen, laundry rooms with adjacent lounges as well as central gathering lounges with separate meeting rooms on each floor.
Students can get a sneak peek as to what the new dorms will look like thanks to the mock room set up in the Student Memorial Center, directly across from the Information Desk. So far, students seem very excited about the new dorms on campus. “We have had positive feedback on both our Facebook page and Twitter feed,” said Beers. More information about the new living facilities can be found at www.newvillehousing.com.