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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
New Residence Hall Groundbreaking
Ceremony Set For Oct. 12
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MAILED: Sept. 28, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's new residence hall is slated for 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the upper campus building site.
Speakers at the ceremony will include Gov. Tommy Thompson, UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Donald Mash and UW-Eau Claire Student Senate President Mark Cook.
The residence hall will be constructed on a site that is located next to Oak Ridge Hall on upper campus. It will house 324 students.
The new residence hall will feature apartment-style suites, each with a small living area, cooking facilities, bathroom and four bedrooms. The rooms will be wired for cable and computer access.
"It's going to be an attractive property, particularly for upperclassmen," said Chuck Major, director of housing and residence life. "With the apartment-style design, students will get the privacy they want in off-campus housing with the convenience of living on campus."
The first tenants in the new hall are expected to move in during the summer of the year 2000.
The State Building Commission approved the project — which is expected to about $12.2 million — as part of the 1997-99 biennial capital budget.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: Sept. 28, 1998