Even with Heemstra Hall closing, NW campus housing is in order for the 2010-2011 school year.
All current Heemstra residents had the option to live in northwest Colenbrander Hall, which will house a majority of the current freshmen through juniors.
“We were happy we could make some space for them to move together,” said residence life director Patrick Hummel. “Depending on our numbers, we may even have some room for incoming freshmen.”
To make more room for students, the computer lounges on each of Colenbrander’s three floors will be converted to housing. The computers will be moved into the study lounge, which will be painted and refinished to accommodate the new usage. The basement of Colenbrander will also be reopened.
“With our current numbers, it looks like it will be okay,” Hummel said. “We’ll know more May 1st when housing deposits are due.”
To make more room for students in West Hall, nine men will move into Vanderhill cottage, the white house that is currently the Mission House behind Stegenga Hall. The two study rooms in West will be converted to house one person each.
Also, married housing will not be offered to allow more men to move out of the dorms.
“We’re right where we were hoping to be,” Hummel said. “Our numbers are about where they were last year, and everything looks to be ready.”