This September, when Wesleyan
begins its new academic year, students will move into a new living
facility: The Fauver Field Residence Complex. The residences will mark a
new step in Wesleyan's recent history; specifically, the university will
be able to accommodate close to 100 percent of its students in
The Fauver Field Residence Complex consists of two buildings that together
will house up to 269 students including 165 frosh, which will allow
virtually all frosh to live in proximity on Foss Hill. Modern apartments
in the complex will house 104 upperclass students and will permit the
university to sell the out-of-date In-Town apartment complex.
The design and location of the
facilities is the product of a year-long planning process by Wesleyan
students, faculty and administration and are part of the university's long
range facilities master plan.
"We have been planning and
looking forward to this for a while," says Marcia Bromberg,
Wesleyan's vice president for
Finance and Administration. "It provides the opportunity to strengthen the
student community in our central campus while relieving the neighborhoods
of the pressures associated with accommodating student housing."
believe that this will improve student-community relations as well as
create opportunities for more families in Middletown to rent or buy the
homes that were formerly rented by Wesleyan students. The neighborhood
close to the university has become very attractive for homeowners and the
university has worked closely with area neighborhood associations to
further this process.
"We see the new plan as a
great way to be a better neighbor and strengthen the community on several
levels," Bromberg says. "It really is a win-win for everybody."
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