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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

01-12-05

Contacts:

Peter Englin, Director of Residence, (515) 294-5636

Dan Kuester, News Service, (515) 294-0704

ISU Department of Residence will expand student housing options for next fall

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's Department of Residence is offering more student housing options for fall 2006. The changes involve Wallace Hall, Schilletter/University Village Apartments (SUV) and Helser Hall.

Department of Residence Director Pete Englin says the changes are being made to accommodate occupancy requirements and meet students' changing needs.

"We are continually seeking to learn what best serves our residents," said Englin. "And then we try to adjust to make sure they are getting the right residence experience. A satisfied student is a student who learns better."

Wallace Hall reopens

The biggest change is the planned reopening of Wallace Hall, one of the two remaining residence halls in the Towers neighborhood. Students haven't lived in Wallace Hall for more than a year, although it has been used periodically for conference housing.

Englin says reopening Wallace Hall will require a minimum of 133 occupants living there. If demand is not sufficient, Wallace will not reopen and students who had expressed interest in living there will be contacted immediately. Selecting Wallace will not affect students' current room selection priority.

In the past, Wallace Hall has appealed to some students because its rooms have been offered as super singles. Additionally, Englin says Wallace Hall residents will not be required to have a meal plan.

Students can begin selecting space in Wallace Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Step Inside on Access Plus.

SUV offers more options

Effective fall 2006, the age requirement for residents of SUV Apartments will be lowered from 21 to 19. Also, prospective residents can now choose a furnished apartment as an option at SUV.

Helser residents can stay

Helser Hall, which was reopened for interim housing in fall 2005, will remain open with a maximum of 300 residents next fall. Current Helser residents will have priority, with any remaining spaces being reserved for new student contracts.

For more information on all ISU residence options available for next fall, call 294-2900, e-mail halls@iastate.edu or visit 2419 Friley Hall.

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Wallace Hall, SUV Apartments and Helser Hall all to offer more choices for fall 2006

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We are continually seeking to learn what best serves our residents.

Department of Residence Director Pete Englin