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FAU to Host Groundbreaking for New 614-Bed Residence Hall

BOCA RATON, FL (August 2, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of housing and residential life, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 614-bed residence hall on Monday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m., at the northeast corner of parking lot 24 on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

The new seven-story residence hall will house freshman students and include FAU’s first Faculty-in-Residence program. In addition to residential areas, the building’s nearly 190,000 square feet will include a fitness center, classroom space, conference room, floor study lounges, laundry facilities and retail dining space.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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