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August 2, 2006

University Commons ribbon cutting scheduled for Aug. 15

The University of Louisiana at Monroe invites the community to help celebrate its newest residence halls during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the new University Commons on Northeast Drive.

Following a brief program, the community will tour a few rooms in the new residence halls. Refreshments will be provided.

The two new buildings, which replaced Monroe and Slater Halls, are already fully booked for the fall semester. On every floor of each building, students will enjoy a spacious commons room, an elevator, and laundry facilities.

Each residence unit provides private heating and air conditioning, high-speed Internet connections, separate phone lines, mirrored closets, ceiling fans, a sprinkler system, and smoke detectors. Residents will also need ID cards to enter the buildings.

The retail area located on the bottom of University Commons II (at the end where the university police station and post office once stood) will include a Starbucks, the bank, SACS office, and a convenience store.  These retail areas will open this fall.

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