Below is a 360-degree of the construction currently underway on Phase I of Hollins University’s new student apartment village, located on the former site of Faculty Row near Tinker and Randolph Halls.
Phase I Construction Is Underway!
Thanks to the outpouring of support from generous donors, the site of the apartment village is abuzz with activity—backhoes and payloaders moving earth and digging foundations, cement being poured, materials being delivered, and great anticipation of the buildings starting to rise up. To accommodate interest far and wide, a live feed from the top of Randolph Hall will be accessible by early May for all to view the progress being made.
View of campus from Student Apartment Village.
View of Student Apartment Village from above.
Construction: April 2019.
Students Excited for Fall 2019 Occupancy
With an aggressive schedule and significant progress being made, Phase I is scheduled to be ready for residential students this Fall. Leading up to the housing lottery for the 2019-2020 academic year, students are very excited about the possibility of securing a spot in what has quickly become the most desirable housing option on campus.
“Everyone is discussing who will be living in the new student village. It is such an exciting time to be a student at Hollins! Our class is looking forward to being a part of history, as we will be the first class to live there. We are so thankful to the alumnae/i who have helped enrich our living experience at Hollins.”
Monica Osborne ’20
“I am thrilled to see Hollins providing new, modern housing, which will foster a greater sense of community and build upon our beautiful campus. Thank you to all of the generous donors who have made this milestone possible.”
Casey Mahan ’20
Support for Phase II
As construction progresses on the four buildings that make up Phase I, fundraising efforts have begun for Phase II. While an additional $6 million is needed to complete the remaining six buildings of the student apartment village, the immediate need is a minimum of $1 million, but ideally $2 million by June 15, to retain the current construction crews on site for the duration of Phase II.
If funding is not secured by June 15, the construction crews will move on to other projects, and it may take months or even years to get contractors back to complete the project. In addition to lost time, costs will rise as well, an estimated 20% more, potentially delaying the project further.
There are many opportunities to support the construction of the student apartment village and establish an endowment to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the amenities of apartment-style living for many years to come.
The new apartment village offers a variety of suite-style living options that are popular with today’s students. The units include single and double bedrooms, communal living spaces, kitchens, private bathrooms, laundry machines, spacious front porches, and shared outdoor areas.
Williamson Road Apartments
As the student apartment village will replace the Hollins-owned student apartments that are located across Williamson Road near the main entrance to the Hollins campus, the Williamson Road apartments will close in late July following the conclusion of the university’s graduate programs’ summer term. Hollins is exploring options for re-development of the land where the apartments are located that will support the campus as well as the surrounding community and businesses.