Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199;
Project Among Largest in Nation
SRU RESIDENCE HALL REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –
The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., will break ground
for SRU’s $110-million Residence Hall Replacement Project at
2:30 p.m. Wednesday at an outdoor site near Founders Hall. The
project is among the largest college/university residence hall
construction program in the U.S.
students, alumni and the community are invited.
in the groundbreaking will be members of the Association of
Residence Hall Students, Student Government Association as well as
representatives from the foundation, local government and the
Phase one of
the 2,197-bed housing complex will be completed by fall 2006, with
phase two set for completion by fall 2008. The replacement project
will offer students individual bedrooms with a small-group common
area for on-campus living.
The project is
being undertaken as student demand for individual
bedroom/apartment-style living quarters increases. As part of the
program the SRU Council of Trustees earlier endorsed a
fast-track schedule for the program. The project will replace six
campus halls built between 1958 and 1973 under a program that
leases the land to the foundation.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Media planning to staff
the ceremony are asked to call 724-738-2199.