Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Apartment-style living on campus

When FVSU set out to build The Wildcat Commons, a $44 million, 5-building, 950-bed dormitory, in under a year, the surrounding communities watched in amazement. Not only was the residential complex completed on time and on budget, it is an attractive part of the sprawling campus.

The Commons filled to capacity for its inaugural fall semester. The suite-style dormitory includes a clubhouse that contains a 250-seat movie theater, a convenience store, a media lounge and recreation area, conference rooms and office space. Students have floor plans to choose from; some suites have four individual bedrooms, some as few as two. All have a central living area and kitchen. And again, they are handsome spaces.

So it should come as no surprise that an expansion of The Wildcat Commons is planned for this year. As FVSU's student population grows, so will its campus. Stay tuned for more big plans from Wildcat Country.