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Texas A&M University at Galveston
News Release
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Texas A&M University at Galveston announces groundbreaking ceremony
for two new residence halls

GALVESTON — Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) will have a groundbreaking for two new residence halls to meet a growing demand for student housing at 2 pm, June 20 (Monday) on the Mitchell Campus adjacent to Residence Life Building No. 3028.

“This is a day we have all been waiting for,” says Grant Shallenberger, TAMUG’s assistant vice president of Student Affairs and Auxiliary Services. “These two new residence hall buildings will allow the campus to house a larger percentage of our students and support continued enrollment growth.”

Neil Golemo, assistant director for Residence Life, says the new residence halls are places to live, learn and study.

“We’re finding out that residence halls are extensions of the academic process,” Golemo says. “We want to provide our students with an atmosphere that fosters learning in a group setting as well as an unforgettable campus experience.”

In addition to developing housing for the general student population, the university is endeavoring to meet the growing demand for accommodations for the Texas Maritime Academy Corp.

The student housing facilities will be located on the north side of the Mitchell campus at the intersection of Seawolf Parkway and Texas Clipper Road. They will provide 294 beds each (588 total) in basic units containing two sleep areas (two beds each), bathroom and entry area. Support spaces planned in both facilities include a reception/office area, laundry rooms and study/lounge areas.  The New Student Housing facilities will contain a total area of approximately 185,000 gross square feet.

The exterior will be compatible with the existing campus architecture. The housing will be designed to meet applicable Texas Windstorm requirements and to receive certification under this program.

The $28.2 million new residence halls construction will begin in early summer and be completed by July 2012. Plans and Renderings

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