Casa de Oro and Dining Facility
Casa de Oro, a new 93,000 square-foot living-learning community, opens for freshman and sophomore students in fall 2012. Living and learning communities connect students with educational services and social, cultural and community activities to support personal and academic growth.
The 365-bed residence hall will feature one- and two-bedroom, suite-style units for two or four residents, and will double the current number of on-campus options for resident students. Amenities include a social lounge, gaming lounge, study rooms, a community kitchen for programming use, laundry facilities, a business center and a landscaped interior courtyard. The hall is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver specifications.
A new 37,000 square-foot dining facility will also open in fall 2012, and will include private dining areas, late-night dining options, market-style eating areas and retail space. The student lounge, currently located in the University Center building, will become part of the new dining facility.