College Cuts the Ribbon on New Residence Village

Posted by Brent Treash
Eight new residence halls in total, including six apartment-style halls, and a community center, have now been added to two existing residence halls in an area known as The Village.

Emory & Henry College officially completed a major addition to student life designed to assist in the transition students make to life after college.

Eight new residence halls in total, including six apartment-style halls, and a community center, have now been added to two existing residence halls in an area known as The Village. The design and layout of the facilities, which provides 197 beds, is a first for the college in its design and layout. Work on the $12.5 million project began in the fall of 2016.

Students moved into the new halls this past August, while completion of the community center took place. This morning, the college cut the ribbon on the community building that has been designed to accommodate 300 students and house laundry facilities, a mailroom, a fitness center, a recreation area, a community kitchen and a collaborative meeting space. The community building also includes three various-sized classrooms and an apartment for the resident director. Each apartment unit includes a shared living room and kitchen along with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The new structures incorporate design and finishes that closely match other buildings on the historic campus.

Emory & Henry last opened a new residence hall with the debut of Hickory Hall in the spring of 2013.

Funding for the project is made available in part through the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program, which provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.

Other updates in The Village include the updating of the exterior of the train depot that currently houses the college’s athletics training. Several parking lots, including a recently created overflow lot near the depot, will be paved in the near future.

  • Ethan King cuts the ribbon to officially open The Village Community Center.
    Ethan King cuts the ribbon to officially open The Village Community Center.

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