February 19th , 2013 10:31 am Leave a comment

First phase of Milligan Village to offer suite lifestyle

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Milligan College anticipates completion of the first phase of its Milligan Village student housing project in fall 2013.

Brent Nipper, director of property and risk management, points to the area where Milligan College's new housing complex will be built.

Brent Nipper, director of property and risk management, points to the area where Milligan College’s new housing complex will be built.

College President Bill Greer says it’s part of the school’s plan to put its resources into the campus to enhance the educational experience.

“We are committed to being the very best residential Christian liberal arts college we can be,” said Greer, who said Milligan is a very close-knit campus community that shares in its Christian and educational values.

Milligan Village will allow an increase in the student population, which is around 1,200 students. Of the approximately 900 traditional undergraduate students, 80 percent live on campus.

“We’re not building them just to grow,” Greer said. “We build and improve and enhance the campus constantly because we want the quality of the student experience here to be the best it could possibly be. That helps keep Milligan attractive; it helps keep students coming to Milligan.”

The first phase includes five two-story buildings, which will accommodate 90 students in suite-style residence halls next to Hart Hall and Milligan Student Apartments.

The new Village will be primarily for upperclassmen at the college, where all students are encouraged to live on campus.

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