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Carleton Invites Community to Open House for New Residence Halls

August 17, 2009

Carleton College invites all Northfield area community members to an open house celebrating the completion of the College’s two new residence halls, Cassat Hall and Memorial Hall, on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 4-6 p.m.

The event will take place in Cassat Hall’s main-floor lounge, which is the building located to the east. The event will be your chance to check out the new facilities and receive a tour (either self-guided or led by a Carleton staff member). Guided tours will be held at 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and no RSVP is necessary. A short program will start at 4:45 p.m.

The College announced this new project in June 2007, with construction commencing in May 2008.

The site, south of the Language and Dining Center and north of First Street, houses Carleton’s first new full-scale residence halls since 1967 and will house approximately 230 students between the two buildings. The project allows Carleton to reduce overcrowding in current student housing and to bring back at least 100 students from off-campus housing.

The Minnesota architecture firm LHB developed the design that enhanced the vista down Maple Street and matches the "college gothic" design of nearby Nourse Hall. The project is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building certification at a Gold level of sustainability.

For questions or disability accommodations, please contact Carleton’s college relations office at (507) 222-4309. Parking is available at the Music and Drama Center and the Cowling Recreation Center.