Edison State College hosts open house at LightHouse Commons
Edison State College will host an open house on Tuesday, May 15 to introduce current and prospective students to LightHouse Commons, the new 400-unit, on-campus residence hall. The open house will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Taeni Hall student services building on the Fort Myers campus. The event is open to the public and will provide students and parents with information about enrollment and on-campus living for the fall semester, as well as free food, music and giveaways for those who attend.
More than 200 applicants have reserved their room for the Fall semester at LightHouse Commons at Edison State College. Located on the west side of the Fort Myers campus, the 164,000-square-foot residence facility is scheduled for completion in August 2012.
“We are thrilled with the number of students who have applied to be the inaugural residents at LightHouse Commons,” said Dr. Amy Teprovich, Director of Student and Residence Life at Edison State College. “Housing is already bringing so many new people together and adds a whole new dimension to the way students experience Edison State.”
To create an appealing atmosphere for the college’s students, the units are modeled after apartment-style living with two floor plan options available to include a two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan and a four-bedroom, two-bath floor plan. The units feature private bedrooms, full kitchens with quality cabinets and fixtures, washers and dryers in each unit and stylish furniture. Meal plans will be available also in combination with leases. Payment plans are available, allowing students to pay their lease on a monthly basis, which includes all utilities. The four-bedroom, two-bath units are $600 per month over five months and the two-bedroom, two-bath units are $666 over five months. Students can apply at housing.edison.edu.
“We know our students will love where they live,” said LightHouse Commons resident assistant JC Perez. “There is a whole group of us who are already planning some great activities and events to bring the first residents together. We can’t wait to move in!”
LightHouse Commons will offer an on-site recreation room, fitness center, mail center, two-story lobby and sitting area, conference room, study room on each floor, and a private parking lot with parking available for each resident.
“Safety is a top concern,” said Teprovich. “The residence hall includes key card access for residents and a security officer in the lobby 24/7. A full-time Edison State College staff member will live in the facility, as well as eight resident advisers (RAs) to provide service to the students as needed.”
Parents and students can learn more and reserve space by visiting the Student Life office on the Lee Campus or by calling 239-985-8361. In addition, applications and more information are available at http://housing.edison.edu.