August 12, 2013
Upperclassmen and graduate students scheduled to move into the University of Mary's new apartments this month on north campus can rest easy knowing their room is ready for occupancy.
|Anxious students begin moving into their new rooms located in the new Subiaco and Monte Cassino apartments on Mary's north campus. |
|Each apartment comes with fully furnished living and dining room; washer and dryer; stove; microwave; dishwasher; two bathrooms; air conditioning; cable TV; Wi-Fi; and balcony.|
The apartments, named Subiaco and Monte Cassino, will each have 12 apartments: 11 two-bedroom units and a one-bedroom unit that is handicapped accessible. Each two-bedroom unit has a full allotment of amenities, to include: fully furnished living and dining room; washer and dryer; stove; microwave; dishwasher; two bathrooms; air conditioning; cable TV; Wi-Fi; and balcony.
"We're extremely excited to announce that our beautiful new apartments are completed on time and ready to be called home by 92 students," commented Greg Vetter, executive vice president at the University of Mary. "A special thanks to our area contractor, Bakken Contracting, for their tenacity and ability to stay on schedule from when the project started in March - it's beyond impressive what they pulled off during months of uncertain weather. They stated exactly how the process was going to happen, followed the timeline, and got it done on schedule."
A majority of the occupants are seniors and graduate students along with seven juniors. Currently, approximately 35 students are on a waiting list to get into the new apartments.
These students should feel pretty fortunate. The University of Mary, along with Bismarck-Mandan, continues to experience a tremendous population growth. Those growing pains are evident with the housing shortages for young adults throughout the metropolitan area.
"The apartments are exciting new assets to the university, pioneering the way for all of the upcoming renovation projects," commented Josh Hill of Glendive, MT, a senior business major at the University of Mary. "The apartments provide students with an opportunity to live in an affordable community that is located on campus, yet allowing them the freedom and flexibility comparable to one living off campus. As a new resident this year I am very eager to live in such quality apartments right on campus where I can still be highly involved in all of the events and activities that go on. I believe that the new apartments will greatly benefit the growth and expansion of the University of Mary, and I look forward to building a strong community with my fellow residents."
Some students have begun moving into Subiaco and Monte Cassino this week, with others to follow. University of Mary begins classes Tuesday, August 27, 2013.