Immaculata Magazine Summer 2014 - page 8

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Pictured during Campus Housing Selection Day are four
Immaculata Nursing students who will be residing in the new
apartment-style housing units. From L to R: Katherine Murphy ’16,
Madeline Schlusser ’16, Alicia Reese ’17, and Nikole Short ’16.
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.
Construction underway
Builders put the finishing touches on the new housing complex.
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