Dorm living ain’t what it used to be.
Coastal Carolina University kicked off move-in weekend Friday with the debut of two shiny new dorms: Tradition and Chanticleer Halls.
They have a great move-in setup. I didn’t expect it to be so smooth; they really have it nailed down.
Tina Manns, mother of student
Both residence halls, located behind the HTC Center on CCU’s campus, opened to students this year. The halls offer suite-style living with co-ed halls and gender-neutral bathrooms, study rooms and lounges. Tradition Hall has a full kitchen and convenience store.
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Crews completed Phase 1 of Tradition Hall this week, and Phase 2 should open to students in Fall 2016.
The university welcomes 2,432 freshmen and 826 new transfer students this year, according to Martha Hunn, spokeswoman. The new dorms will house about 650 students.
I think it’s perfect for the freshman experience. You have to learn to share and be respectful of others.
Frances Daley, freshman
Here are some facts and figures about Coastal’s newest dorms:
- Both Tradition and Chanticleer Halls are for first-year students
- Tradition Hall has a 24-hour desk for students in case of emergency or lockouts
- Each suite has a communal bathroom with several toilets, sinks and cubbies
- Three floors per residence hall
- Five rooms per suite, with two people per room
- $34.4 million: price of completing Phase 1 of both dorms
- 16 number of months to complete both halls