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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - 2:39 pm

For students sake, Coming this fall...more student housing

Given the huge success of Purdue Calumet’s first student housing facility, which opened in Fall 2005, The University Village is readying for a similar response to its second housing complex – and Purdue Calumet Director of Housing and Residential Education Chanda Hott can’t wait.

“We’re scheduled to take occupancy in July, with students moving in for the fall 2009 semester in August,” she said. “We’ve had a waiting list for The University Village at the beginning of every fall semester since 2007, and this will certainly help provide many more students with that ‘on-campus’ experience that students already living at The University Village enjoy.”

The State of Indiana restricts the number of students living on campus at regional campuses, like Purdue Calumet, to 10 percent of the institution’s overall student enrollment. Purdue Calumet’s official enrollment last fall was 9,325, and nearly
380 students live at The University Village currently.

‘The Village’ offers a rich, diverse living environment. Students living there enjoy apartment-style accommodations with each unit sporting four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully furnished kitchen, and a shared living room area.

Hott says that University Village 2 will have similar amenities and will house more than 360 students. “We learned and implemented from student feedback as much as we could in University Village 2,” Hott said. “We were delighted to find out that the residents of Phase 1 were very happy with their experience in the community and with the facility overall. We incorporated minor changes into the design of University Village 2 to make the space even more user-friendly for residents.”

For more information about Housing and Residential Education at Purdue Calumet, visit www.calumet.purdue.edu/housing