Oct. 12: Tri-Cities to break ground for campus housing


RICHLAND, Wash. – Groundbreaking for the 800-bed student housing complex at Washington State University Tri-Cities will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, north of the Consolidated Information Center.

“We welcome members of the community to join us,” said Chancellor Keith Moo-Young, who with WSU President Kirk Schulz will speak at the ceremony.

“This housing complex will add to student success and, into the future, industry success,” said Moo-Young. “Students will be closer to on-campus resources, as well as industry opportunities just up the street at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Hanford Site contractors and other world-class industry and research-based organizations.

“Students will graduate career-ready after receiving a comprehensive education founded in the university’s polytechnic approach to learning,” he said.

WSU Tri-Cities signed a land lease agreement for approximately 15 acres in July. The complex will be owned, operated and maintained by Corporate Pointe Developers, LLC. The first of seven phases, which will include 165 beds, is expected to be ready in fall 2017.

To learn more about WSU Tri-Cities and its commitment to dynamic student engagement, dynamic research experiences and dynamic community engagement based in a polytechnic approach to learning, visit http://tricities.wsu.edu.


Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities marketing and communications, 509-372-7319, Jeffrey.dennison@wsu.edu


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