Video: Beautiful New On-Campus Apartments Augment Residence Life

Students give us tour of Figge Hall

September 15th, 2011 by 
HC Video Player 2.11

 

The new residence hall for upperclassmen on the Holy Cross campus is the picture of modern living.

On the inside loop of McCarthy Lane, near the Hart Recreation Center and the Hogan Campus Center, sits the recently completed $19.2 million Figge Hall, a 156-bed townhouse-style residence hall.

Reflecting the current trends in student housing, each of the 39 units accommodates four students and features a common area, kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher. Each floor has a study room, and the main floor features a function room that is used to host social gatherings.

Similar to Williams Hall, the other apartment-style residence on campus, the two-wing building features floor-to-ceiling windows in the front and back of the main entrance area, giving the building an airy and bright aura. Oh, and did we mention it’s air conditioned?

Having this kind of housing to offer students is not just a matter of catering to expectations, though. It’s about creating better learning and living environments at the residential College. Figge Hall, which opened its doors to students this semester, has reduced the number of students in triples and brings more off-campus students back to campus.

It is named in honor of John K. Figge ’59 (1938-2009), a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, will preside at a dedication and blessing ceremony for Figge Hall on Oct. 1 at noon. The Holy Cross community is invited to attend.

TimeLapse Watch a construction time-lapse video of Figge Hall >>
View a photo gallery of move-in day

Related Information:

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Videos

 

Comments (1)
  1. Rick Bause, Class of 1973 says:

    Makes you want to go back to school

05/27/16 Videos, Photo Galleries: Holy Cross Awards 699 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
05/26/16 ‘The Olympic Sinkhole’
05/25/16 Members of Class of 2016 Honored For Their Excellence in Academics, Leadership in Service
05/24/16 Blog: Students Explore Philosophy of Food in Tuscany Study Abroad Experience
See All
See All

Featured Videos


See video
Video: Class of 2016 Shares What’s Next

Watch Video >
See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
See video
Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Bucknell In Double Overtime Thriller

Watch Video >
See video
New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Architectural Concepts Come to Fruition

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

Watch Video >
See video
Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus


06/16/2016

Summer Gateways Orientation

See More >
06/20/2016

Summer Gateways Orientation

See More >
06/23/2016

Summer Gateways Orientation

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News


05/24/16

Holy Cross Alumna Offers Timely Take on Race, Bias Onstage

StarTribune

College of the Holy Cross graduate Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 was recently spotlighted in StarTribune, the principle newspaper of Minneapolis, Minn., for her role as...

05/20/16

‘A striking rise for Rivers School grad at Holy Cross’

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe recently spotlighted College of the Holy Cross student-athlete Brendan King ’17, a pitcher for the baseball team advancing to the Patriot League...

05/03/16

Holy Cross Ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ List of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges

Forbes.com

The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges. For this ranking, Forbes looked at U.S. colleges and universities “that...