Monroe College, celebrating the 30th anniversary of its New Rochelle campus this year, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on October 31 for a six-story mixed-use building that includes a residence hall, academic space and cafeteria.
The 85,800-square foot building on Main Street will provide on-campus housing for 300 students. The new dormitory will enable the college to consolidate students from other disparate buildings in the downtown area to a central campus location. The lower floors will house seven classrooms, as well as a 250-seat cafeteria and offices for faculty and administrators. Construction is scheduled for completion in August of next year with the first students taking residency in the Fall 2014 semester.
"The groundbreaking for this new residence hall and classroom building begins one of our most exciting and ambitious mixed-use development projects here yet," said Stephen Jerome, President at Monroe College. "We've had the great privilege to call New Rochelle home for 30 years now, and are delighted to continue partnering in the downtown area's revitalization with this latest construction project."
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation.