November 20, 2007

Groundbreaking scheduled for student housing

Artist’s rendition of the new on-campus student residence complex.
Artist’s rendition of the new on-campus student residence complex.

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A formal groundbreaking ceremony for Sacramento State’s new student residence complex will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29.

The 209,050 square-foot building will replace Foley Hall, a former residence hall built in 1959 that was being used as an office complex prior to its demolition in August. Crews have been preparing the site for construction, and the facility is scheduled to welcome its first students in the fall of 2009.

The groundbreaking will be at the residence halls in front of the dining commons. Guest speakers will include University President Alexander Gonzalez, vice president for Student Affairs Lori Varlotta and student body president Christina Romero.

Invited guests will include representatives from the Student Housing Advisory Committee, the architect firm of Mogavero Notestine Associates, and Brown Construction.

The four-story complex will boost on-campus residence housing from about 1,100 to 1,700 students and offer a variety of suites, triples, doubles and single-occupancy rooms, each with its own bathroom, living room and a food preparation area, as well as common areas such as a central courtyard.

For more information, call Housing and Residential Life at (916) 278-6655. For media assistance call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.