Shippensburg University trustees approve residence hall names
SHIPPENSBURG — Three new residence halls at Shippensburg University now have names. The university’s Council of Trustees recently approved the names for the first three residence halls recently completed as part of construction of all new living spaces on campus.
The halls will be Presidents Hall near the south side of campus, and McLean Hall II and Seavers Hall on the north side of campus. The three buildings will house approximately 924 students in semi-suite and full-suite style living as part of a living-learning concept. Full suites and two-bedroom suites will also have a living room and kitchenettes.
Students move into the halls Dec. 14 to 16 in preparation for the start of the Spring Semester in January.
At its meeting, trustees also approved beginning phase three of the three-phase project. The second phase will begin in early 2013 after demolition of Kieffer, Lackhove, McCune and the current Seavers halls. Demolition of Etter Health Center will begin after Spring break when health services moves into McLean Hall II. One building will also include facilities for the university’s Honors Program.
The total project is considered the largest single project in the university’s history.
Phase two is expected to be complete in August 2014 and phase three is to be completed in Summer 2015.
When the three phase project is completed in summer 2015, total capacity will be 2,975 students, an increase of 260 over current capacity.
This student-approved project is under the direction of Shippensburg University Student Services Inc. (SUSSI). SUSSI is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that serves as the voice for the student community regarding policies that govern the general welfare of the students and is separate and distinct from the university. As the project owner, SUSSI is responsible for financing and construction of this project.