MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota will soon welcome students to its newest on-campus residence hall.
The 17th Ave. Residence Hall is the first on-campus hall to open since the Mark G. Yudof Hall opened in 2002.
The new dorm is a six-story building that will include a public restaurant, two chapter rooms and housing for Greek organizations.
"The residence hall is so much more than just a place to sleep," said University Housing and Residential Life Director Laurie McLaughlin in a news release. "Students can interact, socialize and study in a variety of unique common areas."
The amenities include a computer lab and sturdy lounges with
floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the downtown skyline. The
building has eco-friendly tables made of recycled corn and soy products,
and a "green roof" uses plants to filter rainwater.
More than 600 students are scheduled to start moving in on Monday.
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