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New Widener Residence Hall To Open in 2015

March 28, 2014
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The new residence hall will be on the former site of Theatre Widener

By Maria Klecko ’15

Some Widener students soon will be living in new digs.

The university announced Friday that it will begin construction this summer on a 200-bed, $21 million-dollar residence hall on the Main Campus that is slated for completion by fall the 2015.  The residence hall will be located at 15th and Potter Streets, the former location of Theatre Widener, and will feature food service on the first floor and classrooms for Widener’s Living Learning Communities.

With increased enrollment and student retention, the university is responding to the need for new on-campus housing.  After construction of the new residence hall is finished, Widener Courts, located behind the site at 15th and Walnut Streets, will be demolished.

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