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Sacred Heart University Breaks Ground On New Residence Hall

The groundbreaking of new residents hall at Sacred Heart University with SHU President John J. Petillo, First Selectman Tetreau, and City Council members AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michelle Lyons.
The groundbreaking of new residents hall at Sacred Heart University with SHU President John J. Petillo, First Selectman Tetreau, and City Council members AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michelle Lyons. Photo Credit: Bill Finch Facebook page

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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