Campus: CSU Stanislaus -- October 30, 2002
Expansion Of Residence Life Village Receives Approval
California State University, Stanislaus is planning to nearly double
the size of its on-campus housing complex by constructing 75 new units
adjacent to the current student residences to accommodate enrollment
The California State University Board of Trustees approved the $16 million
project in September.
The third phase of the Residence Life Village will feature a three-story
building with four-bedroom apartments to be constructed on the east
side of the existing complex. The new facility will accommodate 300
residents, increasing the facility’s occupancy capacity to 656
Stacey Morgan Foster, Vice President for Student Affairs, said the University
should be able to attract more regional students to live on campus as
well as accommodate continuing students, who have a very high rate of
return occupancy in the Village complex. Occupancy has been at capacity
and the facility has a waiting list of students who want to live there.
“The expansion of the Village is an exciting opportunity to improve
the quality of life for our students,” she said. “Not only
will we be providing expanded state-of-the-art facilities at affordable
rates for students, but we will be enhancing special living/learning
communities through theme housing.”
Examples of theme housing might include a section for the Honors Program
students, Community Service Program students or Student Leadership Program
students, Morgan Foster noted.
In addition, a specially designed apartment to support a “Faculty
in Residence Program” will be reserved for a professor and his
or her family.
The expansion project will be funded by a loan that will be paid down
by rent revenue income, as with the first two phases of construction.
The university’s first on-campus housing complex opened in 1993
and was expanded to include an apartment section in 1996.
With enrollment growth and demand for on-campus housing projected to
increase over the next seven years, the University is moving ahead with
plans to start project construction by early next year. Plans call for
the new housing section to be ready for occupancy in August 2004.
The new facility will include a 200-seat dining/kitchen facility, meeting
rooms, a second swimming pool, sand volleyball court and basketball
court. Residents currently eat in the university’s main dining
Contact: Don Hansen (209) 667-3997