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Groundbreaking for new student apartment complex
to be held May 27
April 2, 2008 --
University’s Department of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs,
will break ground on a new student apartment
complex on Tuesday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Update:
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the groundbreaking will be held
in the parking garage, southeast corner, lower level. The time for the
groundbreaking is unchanged. The new apartment complex, located
at the corner of Johnson Avenue and University Loop East, is scheduled
to open in fall 2009. Speakers at the event will include Dr. Robert L.
Potts, chancellor, ASU-Jonesboro, Mike Gibson, chair, ASU Board of
Trustees, and Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor, Division of Student
This project was undertaken to provide more apartment-style living
options for upperclassmen. Students must have 60 credit hours to be
eligible to live in the new facility. ASU contracted with WD & D
Architects and Treanor Architects to design an apartment facility to
complement Collegiate Park Apartments.
The new 64,710 square-foot apartment complex will contain 189 beds,
divided into two-, three-, and four-bedroom fully furnished units.
Individual bedrooms will be rented out. Other amenities include a 3,820
square-foot commons building, which will provide a laundry area and
For more information, contact Beth Silverthorn, Office of the Vice
Chancellor, Division of Student Affairs, at (870) 972-2048, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.