Grand Opening Celebration

Newly Renovated North Hall and Price Commons
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Please join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the newly renovated North Hall and Price Commons

Friday, October 25th
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Commons Mall Plaza (Rain site | TBA)

Schedule of Events
3:30 pm | Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting
4:00 pm | Live music, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and tours of both facilities

Guided tours will be available in Price Commons. Self-guided tours will be available in North Hall.

*Please check back for additional updates to the schedule

Project Overviews

Merle Price Commons

Merle Price Commons is one of the most frequently used spaces on campus with approximately 500,000 visitors passing through each year. The renovation has focused on updating the building's functionality and interior space including a reconfiguration of the first floor, upgraded mechanical systems, and new finishes. Renovation goals included:

  • Upgrading the fire suppression, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Renovating all four main entrances and patio
  • New exterior windows and sills
  • Remodeling offices and areas including SLS Tech, University Dining Administration, The Qube, Mini-Mart, and the Glass Lounge

Total Project Cost | $8,573,000


North Hall

The North Hall renovation included all new student rooms, bathrooms, common areas, entries and infrastructure. Built in 1967, the building has expanded 14,000 feet to about 90,000 square feet. It is home to 373 students.  The renovation began in spring 2018. North Hall was closed during the 2018-19 academic year.

The bathrooms were moved to the outer edges of the building, opening up space in the middle of each of the four floors for lounges with natural light. Each floor also has a congregate kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, sink and microwave as well as counter seating to look over the campus.

The lower level features a conference room for staff or students and an area with private study corrals. Two rooms are equipped for easy Skype access to allow residents an opportunity to video chat with family and friends.

There also is a quiet area for meditation and contemplation. Private handicapped-accessible restrooms in the basement open with wave motion and have a bar so they don’t close until the doorway is clear. Fifteen of the bathrooms are gender neutral.

The residence hall is largely made up of double-occupancy rooms, along with five four-person rooms. Each double room has eight outlets, and the furniture is moveable.

Total Project Cost | $21.74 million

North Hall