Contact: Ruth Gerstner, (614) 292-8424

Construction begins on new OSU student housing

Move-in set for 2003

Ohio State University will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new student housing project at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (2/28) at the corner of Neil Avenue and West Tenth Avenue. The project represents the first new student housing constructed on the Columbus campus since Lincoln and Morrill Towers opened in 1967.

Residence hall living at Ohio State is extremely popular. There are 26 residence halls, and students can choose from a wide variety of living arrangements and meal plans. The halls are bursting at the seams and there are waiting lists of potential tenants.

The four-building project will house 504 students and open in autumn 2003. The new 4- and 5-story buildings are located close to both the medical center and the Younkin Success Center and are designed to blend with the historic architecture of the neighborhood.

The program will include brief remarks by key administrators and student government leaders, followed by the laying of some bricks to support a sign announcing the project. A brief reception will follow at the Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Ave.

Speakers include Bill Hall, vice president for student affairs, the three student government presidents: Eddie Pauline, Undergraduate Student Government (USG); Todd Armen, Inter-Professional Council (IPC); and J. Briggs Cormier, Council for Graduate Students (CGS); and Steve Kremer, assistant vice president for residence life; and Molly Ranz Calhoun, director of facilities for Student Affairs.

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for new student housing project.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

WHERE: The corner of Neil Avenue and West Tenth Avenue.

WHY: Ohio State is building the first new residence halls on the Columbus campus since 1967.

CONTACT: Ruth Gerstner
(614) 292-8424