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Students set to occupy residence halls at ASU


August 19, 2008

Arizona State University will welcome nearly 11,000 new and returning students as move-in commences this week. Two new residence halls are opening - Taylor Place on the Downtown Phoenix campus and Vista del Sol in Tempe.

Taylor Place offers residents the opportunity to live in the heart of the city in a 13-story, 576-bed tower.

Taylor Place at First and Taylor streets will welcome students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, who will take classes in their new building this fall as well as residents from colleges represented downtown: College of Public Programs; University College; College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation; and Barrett, the Honors College.

Taylor Place’s design encompasses features such as exterior bridges connecting the towers, ground-floor retail, dining, shade garden, fitness center and a 24-hour security desk. The building incorporates sustainable elements such as dual-flush toilets and a green cleaning program.

Vista del Sol in Tempe will welcome about 1,800 upper-division residents to its location at 701 E. Apache Boulevard. Vista del Sol offers modern amenities such as fully furnished living quarters and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments.

Study rooms, student lounges, computer and business center, media/theater room, game room, swimming pool and a fitness center are among amenities. Students also can take advantage of basketball and sand volleyball courts, game room, clubhouse and student development programs.

Vista del Sol offers a variety of educational, recreational and social activities to support its residents.