11/08/2011 10:02 AM
BATON ROUGE – In response to the increased demand for on-campus housing in the last two years, LSU Residential Life will add nearly 1,000 beds to the housing inventory for fall 2012.
“Although students should apply early for their best choices, the Res Life goal is to provide housing to all who want to live on campus,” said Jay High, communications manager for LSU Residential Life.
Kirby Smith Hall was renovated and reopened in fall 2011, adding 350 suite-style beds to the campus, High said. Improvements include removal of the built-in furniture and replacing with moveable beds, desks, chests and wardrobes. The bedrooms were carpeted and painted, and the bathrooms were renovated. A new kitchen was added to the first floor, as well as common areas and a computer lab.
Kirby Smith Hall will continue to house students through the 2015-16 academic year, High said, and then will be used for year-round conference housing.
High added that renovations to East Laville Hall are on schedule for completion for fall 2012, which will return 330 beds to the housing inventory and complete the Laville Honors House renovation. This extensive renovation is similar to the one completed in fall 2010 in West Laville Hall and will provide central air conditioning and heating, completely new rooms and furnishings, study rooms, kitchen, laundry facilities and common areas. Additionally, a new building connecting East and West Laville Halls is being built, which will provide a 24-hour front desk for both residence halls, common areas and a beautiful outside courtyard area.
Residential College One – North Hall is a new residence hall that will also be completed for fall 2012, adding another 358 suite-style beds to the housing inventory, High said.
Similar to the recently constructed South and West Halls in the same complex, this state-of-art residence hall has suite bathrooms, spacious common areas, study rooms, courtyards, kitchens and laundry facilities. It will house the Engineering Residential College and will complete the Residential College Complex One. Additionally, a new building with a 24-hour front desk for the entire complex, a computer lab, faculty offices and an on-site apartment for a faculty member and his or her family is also being built.
For more information on housing, visit www.lsu.edu/housing, where visitors will find features such as housing at a glance and roommate matching, as well as information on residential colleges and online application for housing. LSU Residential Life also has a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lsureslife, where viewers can keep up with the happenings within on-campus housing.
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011