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Construction of Chancellors Hall|
On Schedule at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: March 19, 1999|
Construction of Chancellors Hall, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's newest residence hall, is on track to be completed in time to be occupied during the summer of 2000.
"The construction progress is going extremely well," said Charles Major, director of housing and residence life at UW-Eau Claire. "They are definitely on schedule thanks to the good weather we've had this fall and winter."
The $12 million residence hall is being constructed on the upper campus west of Oak Ridge Hall. Construction began in October 1998.
"It's really taking shape nicely," Major said of the five-story building. "It's fitting on the site well. Comparing what we're seeing taking shape to the architectural drawings is confirming that this will be a nice and attractive hall."
The building which is expected to attract many upperclassmen will house 324 students in apartments, each with a small living area, kitchen, bathroom and four single bedrooms. The rooms will be wired for voice, video and data access. The building will be air-conditioned and include a lounge, computer lab, conference room and a seminar room equipped with the latest instructional technology.
Construction of a new hall is expected to help relieve the overload to current campus housing and to provide a living/learning environment in which academic programs can be integrated into residence hall life.
Students already are expressing interest in living in the hall, Major said, noting that his staff has not yet determined how it will select which students will get rooms in the hall if the demand is greater than the space available.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 19, 1999