Work to Begin this Fall on New Student Housing

Posted on: Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Leah Prater
We are excited to report to you that construction will begin this fall on a large-scale student housing project that will continue our successful efforts to make Emory & Henry one of the top colleges to both live and learn. Plans for new Village housing, which will be completed by August 2017, call for the construction of six new townhouse apartment-style buildings and two new resident halls in the fashion of the existing Cambridge and Prillaman halls. Together, these eight units will provide 206 new beds.

We are excited to report to you that construction will begin this fall on a large-scale student housing project that will continue our successful efforts to make Emory & Henry one of the top colleges to both live and learn. 

Jake B. Schrum, President of Emory & Henry College

Plans for new Village housing, which will be completed by August 2017, call for the construction of six new townhouse apartment-style buildings and two new resident halls in the fashion of the existing Cambridge and Prillaman halls. Together, these eight units will provide 206 new beds.   

In addition, a community building will be built to provide students with additional space for activities, exercise and study. 

These attractive, comfortable living spaces extend our commitment to a campus learning environment that enhances creative, focused learning that leads to high levels of success.

As we celebrate this important milestone in the improvement of our living environment, we are also excited to report progress in other efforts to improve the student experience at Emory & Henry:

  • A new Inclusion & Dialogue Center will be located, beginning this fall, in the newly renovated Scarborough House, which is located behind Matthews Hall. Josh von Castle will be relocated to the center this fall to provide support and assist with programming. The I.D. Center will seek "to create, engage, encourage, and empower a community inclusive of all." To help pursue this vision and to design the new space, Josh has formed an advisory committee of representatives from the faculty, staff and student body.
  • Over the next few weeks the Emory Activities Board and the intramural Office will be announcing exciting fall schedules for fun events and recreational opportunities available to every student. Additionally, new initiatives to enhance student leadership experiences will be announced soon. To learn more about these events, follow the Office of Student Life on Facebook at facebook.com/EHCStudentLife, on Twitter @EHCStudentLife, or on Instagram at EHCStudentLife.
  • The E&H Athletic Department will be rolling out a new fan app this fall. The app will tie together social media, athletic game schedules and information about how students can earn rewards points, known as Swarm Points, for attending campus sporting events.
  • In addition to the new athletics fan app, a new Campus Safety app will be launched this fall. Among many other features, the app consists of an opt-in program that allows members of the College community to easily share information and safety concerns with Campus Safety by anonymously submitting texts, photos, video and audio.

This has been a season of great progress toward important goals in support of E&H students. We’re working hard to create a campus environment that enhances your learning experience at Emory & Henry, one distinguished by high-quality teaching, hands-on approaches to learning and improving the world, and a comfortable environment that allows you to focus on your future.


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