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College and community members are invited to celebrate the opening of Jackson College’s newest student housing unit, Campus View 3, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 24.

Campus View 3 is located on the south side of campus and consists of two- and four-bedroom units, with 202 beds overall. A short ceremony will include comments by President Dan Phelan, Board of Trustees Chair Sam Barnes, Director of Housing Tasha Warfield, a representative of Student Suites, Inc. — who oversaw the design and construction of the new housing — cutting of the ribbon and tours of the new facility.

Cost for this Campus View 3 project is $10 million, paid by revenue bonds issued by the separate non-profit corporation, Jackson College Dormitories Inc., created by the Board of Trustees. There is no liability to the College. The College provided the furnishings for the building, at a cost of about $500,000, and provides staffing, cleaning and security services for the building. The College also bought the architectural design and drawings at a cost of $400,000 up front to ensure the project began if the financing did not take place.

Current Campus View student housing facilities were built in 2007 and 2009.

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