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Lamar University
Lamar University
News Release
Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Lamar University’s Cardinal Village student housing leasing quickly

Students hoping to live on campus this fall at Lamar University are encouraged to make their reservations quickly for Cardinal Village, officials said. 
 
Even with the construction of an additional 500-bed residential unit this fall, Cardinal Village is already 83 percent full as of July 2, with 1,690 student leases signed, officials said.  A total of 2,032 beds are available in the state-of-the-art student housing facility.
 
Although Lamar University will bring its fourth residence hall on line this fall, Lamar officials see on-campus housing filling soon.
 
“It is going to fill up quickly,” Barry Johnson, vice president of student affairs, said of Lamar's state-of-the-art housing facility. Students have signed more leases to live in residential housing than they did by this time last year, Johnson said.
 
With crews busy at work completing the fourth phase of Cardinal Village, Johnson suggests students sign leases as soon as possible to secure on-campus housing. Although many students fill out applications to stay in Cardinal Village, rooms are not secured until a lease is signed.  Students must have their leases completed, turned in and signed to guarantee a room. Just filling out an application is not enough, he said.
 
Cardinal Village IV will be completed by Aug. 15, adding 500 beds to the Cardinal Village complex. Davis Brothers Construction of Houston is building the fourth residence hall, a $16-million project.
 
Now, with more activity for students on campus, including the opening of the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center this past spring, there will be an increase in the number of students who want to live on campus, Johnson said.
 
For more details about campus housing, call Baraka Crayton, director of residence life, (409) 880-8560.  More information on Cardinal Village and the university can be found online at www.lamar.edu/prospects.   Links to the Cardinal Village-Housing website provide a virtual tour of the facility as well as housing application forms for download.
 





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