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New era of student housing to begin with waterfront residence hall north of campus

New development is slated for completion by fall 2015

Jacksonville University is ushering in a new era of student housing with construction of a 274-person riverfront residence hall north of its 200-acre campus, to be completed by fall 2015.

The University completed lease agreements with Rimrock Devlin LLC, which will develop the housing as part of its 59.5-acre Dolphin Reef property at 3812 University Blvd. N.JU_RiverfrontSMALL

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to enhance our students’ experience at Jacksonville University,” said JU President Tim Cost. “This is part of a larger push to create additional attractive amenities for today’s outstanding students. Engaging, modern living spaces are an absolute priority for any college looking to expand and improve.”

The new housing is the latest addition to upgrades at the University, including the recent acquisition of 40 acres of riverfront property immediately south of its campus, new campus dining options, a new football/lacrosse stadium, improving academic spaces and research laboratories, and a $1.5 million expansion of the River House student center.

“All of these improvements are creating quite a buzz among our current students and those across the country looking at us as their future home away from home,” said JU Chief Student Affairs Officer Kristie Gover. “The entire campus is being remade with spaces in mind that align with current educational trends and invite social interaction. These areas help create opportunities to form bonds and memories that will last a lifetime for our future alumni.”

For information on Jacksonville University and its programs, please visit www.ju.edu.