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Residence halls get facelift at UW-Superior

Posted on Aug 5, 2013
The original Ross and Hawkes residence halls were built in the 1960s. 2013-14 students will find significant improvements to the original structures.
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The new look features kitchens, laundry and lounges on every floor.  Here is one of the new kitchens in Hawkes Hall.

The new look features kitchens, laundry and lounges on every floor. Here is one of the new kitchens in Hawkes Hall.

The Ross and Hawkes residence halls are being renovated and updated and will be ready for student use this fall. That project started last year and total renovations will be about $15 million dollars when completed.

They will feature suite-style living with new and improved entrances and study areas. Some of the features include: more attractive common areas, greater bathroom privacy, upgraded building systems and a new structure connecting the buildings that first opened in 1967.

When students move in, they will find modern furniture and flooring made with recycled products, new LED lighting, an expanded parking lot, an indoor fireplace, and an outdoor fire-pit to name just a few of the highlights.

The project will result in creation of 96 suite-style spaces, 80 single spaces and 264 double spaces. The newly renovated residence halls will be able to house 440 students.

Many features that went into the project are the result of suggestions from students who have lived in the residence halls. One such feature; rooms in Hawkes Hall will have room-controlled air conditioning. Also, each floor in the two residence halls will have a kitchen, laundry room and lounge.

Residence Life staff have been busy all summer working on this student funded project.

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