E-News for Parents: St. Edward’s University

April 2009

Headlines from the Hilltop

New Year, New Space for Students

Residential Village Opens at St. Edward’s

New Residential Village BuildingMore students than ever can live on campus with the opening of the new residential village in January 2009. Masterfully created by world-famous Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the village complex includes three new residence halls.

“We have a cool opportunity to combine old and new,” says Greg Rucker ’12, student vice president of the new Hunt and Le Mans halls, and former Doyle Hall resident. “I hope to bring the Doyle Hall spirit and interactive atmosphere to our new space.”

A red and gray color scheme and exposed concrete give the new halls a contemporary, urban feel. Lady Bird Johnson Hall houses 81 upperclassmen in private room suites. Hunt and Le Mans halls house 219 freshmen in double room suites.

Ultra-Modern Rooms. Smart Amenities.

Having moved from a hall with community bathrooms, Diana Lopez ’12 is enjoying her in-suite bath — a feature in all the new halls — along with the view from her room. “I can see Main Building from my window!”
she says.

New Residential Village RoomThe residence halls offer many sought-after amenities, including:

  • Spacious kitchens and
    dining rooms
  • Large recreation areas
  • 24-hour computer labs and
    study areas
  • Laundry rooms
  • Resident mailboxes
  • Security, with cameras in stairwells and points of entry

A Wealth of Conveniences

Services and features located in the village provide urban-style living in the heart of campus. All students can enjoy:

  • Hunt Hall Café, a second dining hall with a coffee bar
  • Out Takes, a convenience shop located in Hunt Hall Café
  • The Huddle, a late-night eatery offering burritos, tacos
    and quesadillas
  • A new combined Health & Counseling Center
  • Courtyards, wireless zones and outdoor study spaces

For more information about the residential village, contact Residence Life at 512-448-8419. You can also take a virtual tour of the village.