"Now that AASU is becoming more residential, it is of vital importance that we have adequate space on our campus for student activities and a gathering point for our many student organizations."
—Former AASU President
Thomas Z. Jones
Thomas Z. Jones
New Housing Awaits Freshman Class
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April for a new Student Union, Armstrong will open a new freshman-dedicated residence hall in time for classes this fall. Incoming freshmen will be the first to enter the university at a time when two new major buildings have been added to the campus.
The new residence hall, Windward Commons, will house 567 freshmen students. The four-story building will offer private and semi-private suites and have security features, such as video surveillance and card-access only entrances and elevators. Amenities include space for special programs and events, a game room, a large community kitchen and welcoming green space outside for students to socialize.
But, having a cool living space is just the start. Special programming, specifically designed to help freshmen transition from high school to college, will be an integral part of Windward Commons.
Residents may select to live in a living-learning community or theme housing. Options include Fitness & Wellness, Education, Honors and Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Students will interact with faculty members outside the classroom, take a course together and participate in special field trips, research activities and social programs.
This living-and-learning-together approach open up paths for new students to quickly build bonds with each other and extends the classroom into their home on campus. A number of faculty members and residential staff will be dedicated to working with freshmen to help give them the best possible start at AASU this coming fall.
Windward Commons is where Armstrong freshmen students will live, learn and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
For more information visit the campus housing website or call 912.344.2576.