Campus: CSU Stanislaus -- September 24, 2004
Residence Life Village Expansion Inaugurated
Campus residents at CSU Stanislaus have a lot more friends this semester. The
University recently opened the second expansion of its on-campus housing complex
that has dramatically increased the campus population.
President Hughes officiated at the August 27 ribbon-cutting program for Village
III, which took place in its new dining hall.
The $16.3 million project features 75 new units with four-bedroom apartments on
the east side of the existing complex. Phase III accommodates 296 residents,
increasing the Village Residential Life facility's occupancy capacity from 352 to
648. The Residential Life Village complex had 555 occupants at the start of fall
"The increase in campus residents creates a vibrant campus culture that enhances
student success," said Vice President for Student Affairs Stacey L. Morgan-Foster.
The expansion includes a 200-seat dining/kitchen facility, meeting rooms, a second
swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and basketball court. Village residents
currently eat in the University's main dining hall.
New student residents arrived at the Village for the traditional move-in day on
August 28. Student Colin Tedards said, "I like the basketball court, the kitchen
is nice, too."
"At the ribbon-cutting, Turlock Mayor Curt Andre said it reminded him of a "country
Village III features the Faculty in Residence Program, which focuses on providing
an increased academic focus to residential living. Stephen Kuehn of the Geology
Department and his wife, Victoria Hansel-Kuehn, were selected as part of a
competitive process to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in the complex to promote
out-of-classroom connections to faculty. Release time and room-and- board are
provided as part of the program, which is governed by a faculty and staff