INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Butler University will officially open a new residence hall on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Fairview House residence hall will feature kitchenettes, living rooms, media rooms and laundry facilities. The hall will house 633 beds and is located along Sunset Avenue.
“It all adds up to living conditions that are on par with our classroom offerings, giving Butler students the best of both worlds,” said Keith Burks, Chair of Butler’s Board of Trustees.
According to Butler, the new hall is a partnership with Butler and American Campus Communities. Butler will provide staff to manage the building and American Campus will maintain the facility. The partnership allows the university to build state-of-the-art spaces for students.
“Fairview is the kind of housing students want,” Butler President James M. Danko said. “Today’s students are not interested in the traditional dormitory with the bathrooms down at the end of the hallways. Most of our students grew up with their own bedroom, and many had their own bathroom. They have expectations of the kind of housing we are now able to deliver, thanks to Fairview House.”
The new residence hall cost $43 million.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the west main entrance.