Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Planned for Claflin Commons

Nov 19, 2014
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for Claflin University’s new contemporary residence hall at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at the building on Goff Avenue.

Opened for occupancy in September, the 64,000 square foot facility – which establishes a new gateway to the campus from Goff Avenue – is comprised of two three-story wings, one each for men and women, with accommodations for approximately 200 students in two- and four-bedroom suites. Each wing features its own elevator, laundry room, computer lab and informal study areas. The wings are connected by a shared student commons area that also serves as the main entry to the building.

Open gathering spaces, high ceilings, lots of natural light, a small multipurpose room for student meetings and two fitness rooms add to the overall appeal of the Commons. New plazas and courtyards provide additional outdoor gathering spaces for students. The building was designed with environmental stability in mind by Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture. It makes use of natural daylight and energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that aid in reducing the consumption of electricity and gas. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures also reduce water consumption, and regional and recycled materials were used in the building’s construction, helping to conserve natural resources.

Claflin broke ground on the new student housing complex in September 2013. The building features state-of-the-art amenities geared toward grooming successful students and attracting many more in the years to come.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will be followed by a tour of the facility. For more information and a complete schedule of Homecoming events, visit claflin.edu/claflin-homecoming-2014. You can also follow Claflin University on Facebook and Twitter, #CUHC2K14.

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