April 2016, News & Features

New housing plans for the 2016-2017 School Year

Saint Augustine’s University is planning a number of changes in housing in the 2016-2017 school year, starting this summer. School officials in a recent meeting announced that they are shutting down the Falk Crest apartments, the dorms that currently are for upperclassmen who have maintained a good GPA.

The closures would be for renovation due to some needed repairs. The only building that will be up and running is building D.

Due to many students living in Falk Crest, school officials plan to move students to a nearby off-campus student housing. Officials have not yet finalized the details, but they hope to partnership with the Wolf Creek Apartments. As for transportation, students will have the benefit of riding a shuttle bus to and from campus.

Boyer Hall, which is another dormitory on campus, became co-ed living this past academic year. For this upcoming year, Boyer Hall will remain co-ed for students as well as athletes.

Lynch Hall dormitory was originally the dormitory housed football players and other male students was shut down in the spring of 2015 due to some needed repairs. In the fall Lynch Hall will re-open, with students moving into the areas of the dorm where repairs are completed.

The changes have not been made widely know but those who have heard about them are reacting positively.

“I am excited about the new housing changes for this upcoming academic year,” said LaQuasia Jackson, a senior majoring in Mass Communications and Media. This is my last year at St. Aug, so I hope to be a Residence Assistant for my last year.”

— Adonica Stewart