JU's North Hall part of plan to revitalize Arlington

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Rendering of North Hall

Starting this week, first-year freshmen at Jacksonville University (JU) moving in are not just getting many new campus upgrades, they are getting a unique, innovative new design in student resident life: Today, the recently completed 274-bed, 70,000-square-foot North Hall opens its doors for the first time. The residency is the result of visits to six different universities, extensive focus groups and discussions with students to make sure it meets the needs of today’s active, engaged, connected and mobile student. Students, RAs and Residence Life staff members will be available for interviews, with media access to select rooms and common areas.

Home to more than 4,000 students JU, which has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for 11 straight years, has undergone a major transition in the past several years to give its students the best educational experience possible at its 250-acre riverfront campus just minutes from downtown Jacksonville. One of the most outstanding examples of this is the three-wing North Hall, conceived, designed and built with the idea of community development for students, both socially and academically.

The $12 million North Hall, completed by Rimrock Devlin Development, is the first new housing construction for JU in many years and is part of the school’s redevelopment of old Arlington in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville.

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