Dixie State University welcomes students to Campus View Suites
Ahead of the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year, Dixie State University’s new student-housing complex, Campus View Suites, is set to welcome its first class of students on Thursday.
While construction on the exterior of the structure will continue while students are settling in, the suites will be ready for the 352 students who will call Campus View Suites home for the next year. Final touches will continue to be made to some of the common areas after students move in. Layton Construction has been working around the clock to ensure the facility is ready for the university’ students prior to classes beginning on Aug. 22.
“It is requiring the entire construction crew and Dixie community to pitch in and give 100 percent, but Campus View Suites’ doors will be open to students on the scheduled move-in day,” Seth Gubler, director of housing and resident life at DSU, said. “All of us at Dixie State University are so excited about the new complex and are ready to share it with our students.”
The complex has been built in just one year after Layton Construction broke ground on Aug. 28, 2015. The university and construction company have worked together to meet the aggressive deadline in an effort to open additional on-campus housing to students as soon as possible.
“We are absolutely thrilled to introduce Campus View Suites to our students and to our community. The effort to construct this building in less than a year is remarkable. It was the can-do trailblazing attitude of the Dixie Spirit that made this almost impossible task possible,” DSU President Richard “Biff” Williams said. “Research indicates that students who live on campus have higher rates of success in college, and we are committed to providing our students with the support and opportunities they need to accomplish their goals. The dedication to education is palpable on the DSU campus, and we are excited to host 352 additional students in student housing.”
Exemplifying the Dixie Spirit that is rooted in the community’s pioneer legacy of hard work, perseverance, and commitment to one another, members of Dixie State’s faculty and staff are volunteering to help students move in. Employees will be available Thursday through Saturday to help students carry in their belongings, answer any questions they may have and ensure their time at Dixie gets off to a great start.
“The Dixie community is working together to create a convenient experience for our students as they become acquainted with their new home,” Gubler said.
Each apartment in Campus View Suites accommodates six students and includes a comfortable living room, kitchenette, bathrooms and bedrooms. Additionally, the complex includes a large full kitchen, computer area and laundry room on each floor, providing opportunities for students to build social connections and engage academically with their peers.
When they’re ready for study breaks, students will be able to enjoy St. George’s sunny weather and stunning views from the complex’s multiple decks and courtyards. A large courtyard behind the building will serve as a gathering spot for students.
After students are completely settled in, a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest addition to campus will be held during Homecoming Week, which is set to take place Oct. 17-22.
For more information about on-campus housing at Dixie State University, visit housing.utahtech.edu.