The student housing project, titled “Welcome Home 2025,” will see two new student housing facilities constructed over a three-year period. On Thursday, Eastern Michigan University officials broke ground on a $200 million project to transform student housing. The Lakeview Apartments and Westview Apartments will offer apartments-style living on campus, adding 700 beds. Located adjacent to the EMU Student Center, Lakeview Apartments will overlook University Park’s pond. Westview Apartments will be situated between the campus’s main and west sides. Eastern Michigan University President James Smith released a statement about the new student housing saying, “Our students deserve the best, and Welcome Home 2025 will deliver the best. This initiative, which is the result of tremendous work, commitment, and feedback from our University community, ensures access to quality, affordable housing that meets the needs of today’s students. This is a critical milestone for the University and the quality of our students’ experience, and I cannot wait to see how these new spaces will foster student growth and success for years to come.”
In addition to the new buildings, the project includes renovations to all residence halls on campus, including new bathrooms, air conditioning, and technology upgrades. There will be demolitions of Best, Brown Munson, Buell, Hill, Hoyt, Pittman, as well as the old Westview Apartments.
Student Body President Auryon Azar, believes students are extremely excited about the renovations happening to student housing. Azar released a statement saying, “Walking by the construction site is a reminder of what is possible when we advocate for ourselves and work with leaders in our community: we drive progress for everyone.” To see renderings of what the new stent housing will look like log onto Eastern Michigan University.com or click the link below.