Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall

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Location: 304 Grand Ave., east of Reinow Hall.

Campus Zone: Near West Campus

Start Date: March 2013

Completion Date: July 2015, opened for occupation fall semester 2015

Cost (estimated): $53 million

LEED status: awarded LEED Gold certification



This 501-bed residence hall addresses a shortage of student living space on campus. The last on-campus residence hall was built in 1968, and the student population has doubled since then. The facility contains living/learning communities and “cluster” room arrangements, typical public and support spaces, academic spaces (including one medium-sized seminar-style classroom), a study commons area, and a small food service facility. Full food service is provided at the adjacent Hillcrest Residence Hall.

What’s New?

(updated August 2015)

  • Grand Opening event took place July 21, 2015

  • Student occupation occurred for fall semester 2015

General Contractor: Miron Construction

Architects: Rohrbach Associates PC

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