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South Coast University Opens New $58 Million Dollar Student Housing Complex

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Cal State Channel Islands celebrates opening of new 118,000 square foot, $58 million dollar Santa Rosa Village residence hall

A South Coast university officially opened a new, $58 million dollar residence hall complex Monday.

The Santa Rosa Village Residence Hall at Cal State Channel Islands is a 118,000 square foot complex designed to house freshman students.

Cal State Channel Island President Dr. Erika Beck says the new four story, Mission style facility is home to nearly 600 students. The project has been on the drawing board since 2008, with actual construction taking about two years. Students have been living in the complex since August, but Monday marked the official celebration of the new housing’s completion.

The university now has more than 1400 beds for freshmen students available through on-campus housing.

The campus also renovated, and reopened its popular Islands Café.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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