CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Panther Village" is the name of the University of Northern Iowa's latest apartment complex. Phase I of Panther Village, which includes room for 204 students, is under construction and will be ready for occupancy in fall 2012. Most of the apartments are designed for four students in single bedrooms sharing living, dining and kitchen space. Phase II, which will include room for 246 students, will be ready for occupancy in fall 2013.
Campus residence halls and ROTH apartments and suites are home to 4,127 students in ten communities. The number of sophomores, juniors and seniors returning to on-campus communities is rising.
"This name embodies UNI pride and a sense of community for the new apartment complex south of Redeker Center. The residence community project was initiated to diversify housing inventory to meet needs of current and future students who are looking for a different level of independence in their housing while retaining all the academic and social advantages of living on campus," says Michael Hager, assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of residence.
Meal plans will be optional for residents. Dining delivery systems in Redeker are being evaluated to assess the potential for expansion to serve additional students in Panther Village who may choose to purchase a meal plan.
The project webcam is linked to the DOR Web page under "What's Happening" at www.uni.edu/dor. For more information, contact Pat Beck, assistant director marketing and conferences, at 319-273-7438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.