Posted: Friday, 05 October 2012 4:24PM
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for its newest residence hall, Brother Leopold Hall.
The four-story facility was completed in time for students to move in this fall.
The new residence hall is located near the university's high ropes course and track/soccer complex. It is open to sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students during the academic year, and will serve conferencing, camps and educational program needs in the summer.
The new hall is the first on campus to offer a variety of housing options. It features single-occupancy suites, double-occupancy suites, and two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. The structure has 140 beds in 45 units, with a private bath in each room.
All rooms are air-conditioned and wired for cable TV and Internet access. Study rooms, lounges and a kitchen bring students together in community and encourage collaborative learning.