With only a few weeks until opening, the countdown is on at Wolf Ridge. University Housing is hard at work making sure that Lakeview Hall and Tower Hall will be ready for the first residents on August 1. The first residents may check in at the Tower Hall 24-Hour Service Desk beginning next Thursday, August 1 at noon.
However, before residents move in, University housing is loading and arranging furniture in each room and common space and testing fire alarms. Crews are also finishing tile floors and testing HVAC systems. Landscaping around the outside of both buildings began this month and site pavers are working to finish up sidewalks and walkways before August 1.
To date, the Centennial Campus Housing Project has worked more than 539, 260 man-hours since the beginning of the project in 2011. Crews have also recycled about 19 percent of content during the construction of both buildings and reduced waste by 82 percent by using recycled materials.
Campus Enterprises will also open the on-site bookstore, The Pack Shop, on August 7 for Wolf Ridge residents. The new bookstore will carry a combination of snacks, school supplies and branded Wolfpack gear. Residents may also enjoy the full-service dining facility, On the Oval, on the first floor of Tower Hall beginning August 7. With indoor and outdoor seating for more than 420 people, visitors to On the Oval may choose between four micro-restaurants. Cold Fusion will offer sandwiches, wraps and salads with fresh bread, meats and cheeses. Fahrenheit will provide artisanal pizza with seasonal meats and toppings. Flashpoint will focus on traditional Asian dishes with customizable sauces. Newton’s Grill and Newton’s Diner both will offer a breakfast and traditional diner menu.
University Housing and University Dining will also offer tours of the new sustainable property after residents move in. To learn more about Wolf Ridge’s sustainable features, please visit our interactive map.