FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart University in Fairfield broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 22 on a 87,000-square-foot, 216-bed residence hall to be built on the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Avenue across from the nearly completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center.
The new residence hall will feature bedroom suite neighborhoods that share small lounges and a bluestone fireplace in a grand three-story maple-paneled lounge on the first floor.
“It was important to us to provide a comfortable and homey atmosphere for the students while also ensuring plenty of communal space for them to gather, socialize and study," SHU President John J. Petillo said in a statement. "Much of their learning takes place outside the classroom, so it’s critical to provide spaces for that to occur.”
The new hall is expected to be completed in 2016.
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