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Students move into new housing facilities

California State University Bakersfield students began moving into the college’s new $41-million housing facilities this morning.

The new three-building housing complex, located on the northeast side of campus, consists of two four-story, all-suite residential buildings and a single-story Residence Life Community Center. Other amenities include a game room, laundry facility, mail center, catering kitchen and multi-use room as well as class rooms and group study rooms.

Boasting almost 151,000 square feet, the 113-suite, 500-bed facility includes suite- exclusive restrooms and a multitude of energy-saving design features. The new facility will proudly achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold equivalency.

Almost 400 students will be living in the facilities for the coming quarter, and the facilities are expected to fill their 500-student capacity at the start of the coming academic year.

The facilities’ 500-student capacity is a 66% increase over the previous housing capacity. CSUB’s six smaller housing units, now some 40 years old, are not in use currently and are being considered for possible future uses.

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