During the month of May, future residents of the new residence hall, currently under construction alongside Shellenberger Field, were invited to check out the building on a tour led by Kristen Cooper, director of housing and residence life. According to Cooper, more than 30 students signed up for the hour-long tours.
Highlights included many of the building’s amenities, including the main lobby; a courtyard that, when completed, will have a seating area and fire pit; a field-level terrace; bedrooms; “nooks and crannies” for studying and socializing; sky boxes overlooking Shellenberger Field; and a rooftop terrace, which Cooper called the “highlight of the building.”
A tour on Tuesday, May 7, included six students, including resident assistant Christian Lohiser ’20. Lohiser, a criminology major from Chesterfield, Virginia, was assigned to the new residence hall for the 2019-20 academic year.
She was especially excited to see the room she will live in and asked Cooper to include it on the tour. “I love that there are so many different amenities,” Lohiser said afterward. “I’m excited about the lounges. They’re bigger than in the other [residence halls].
“That we can watch games on Shelly is just incredible, and all the different views — the creek, sunset, animals — or I can watch the game, depending on what I want to do that day.”