Takoma Park, Md. (February 11, 2016) Renovations to the women’s residence hall at Washington Adventist University have begun, and the Office of Student Life has announced that 50 rooms and 15 restrooms will be renovated in time for the Fall 2016 semester.
New tile flooring, window dressing and wall paint, along with improved heating and air-conditioning, are included in the renovation work. Ten rooms are expected to be completed by the end of the spring semester, 20 by the end of the fiscal year in July, and the remaining 20 rooms will be completed by the start of the fall semester. The cost for the renovation work is estimated to be $1,500 per room, or $75,000 for all 50 rooms.
The restroom renovations, expected to be completed during the summer, will include lighting upgrades, new shower curtains, removal of old bathtubs, and refurbishment of showers and tile floors. The cost of renovating the 15 restrooms is $45,000.
“These improvements, along with the residence hall’s comprehensive activity and programming schedule, will make Halcyon Hall the place to live on the campus of Washington Adventist University,” said Bruce Peifer, Vice President of Student Life.
In recent years, a number of improvements to Washington Adventist University’s physical campus have been made, including a new music building, renovations in the dining hall and library, a new Student Activities Center, a new ball field, and new flooring and furniture in some of the academic buildings. A new Health Professions, Science and Wellness Center is expected to break ground this spring.
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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.
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