July 17, 2001
Historic Event for University
New RSU Student Apartments To Open for Fall Semester
A new luxury on-campus apartment complex for all
students, featuring private bedrooms with high-speed Internet access in
each room, a swimming pool and outdoor sand volleyball court, will open in
August at Rogers State University.
Applications are currently being accepted for the
apartment complex, located on RSU's main campus in Claremore.
"The affordable cost to live in this
state-of-the-art, luxury facility is much less than most students expect,"
said Patrick Masar, manager of the apartment complex. "And best of all -
scholarships and financial aid are available to help offset living costs."
The costs are $325 per month for a one-year contract
and $341 per month for a nine-month contract. Rates include basic cable
and Internet access in each bedroom, local telephone, water and sewer and
access to all on-site amenities. Students will be responsible for
electricity bills. The leases feature individual liability so students
will not be responsible for their roommate's expenses, Masar added.
A gift certificate of $100 to the RSU Bookstore will
be provided to those who sign up for the new student housing before Aug.
1. In addition, participation in prize drawings also is available to those
who register to live in the facility. Prizes will include a laptop
computer, a nine-month membership to the Claremore Expo Center and a $100
gift certificate for groceries.
The three-story structure on the west side of the
campus features a neo-Georgian design, a pitched roof and a fašade of red
brick with native limestone rock accents - consistent with the
architectural theme of the university's other historic buildings. The
facility is located near the RSU Library and 120-acre RSU Conservation
The apartments will accommodate 248 students in
fully furnished private suites containing four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a
living area, and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Entrances to
each suite will be located in the interior of the facility.
The suites will be located in two L-shaped wings,
connected by a 5,761-square-foot commons building that will include a
computer laboratory, study rooms, laundry facility, kitchenette, and a
large multipurpose room with a large-screen television for the use of all
The complex also will feature a swimming pool, an
outdoor sand volleyball court, and a covered picnic facility.
Residence life programming will be offered
throughout the year on topics such as resume writing, stress and time
management and job interview preparation. In addition, the facility will
offer movie nights, pool parties and cultural events.
"Students will benefit from convenient access to
professors and classrooms, and of course, many are excited about all of
the activities and the amenities," Masar said. "And parents appreciate
the affordability and secure, safe environment."
The $8.3 million project is being financed by
revenue bonds issued by the Claremore Industrial and Redevelopment
Authority. The facility is being constructed and will be managed by
Century Development Corporation of Houston.
The application process begins with a $150 security
deposit and a $25 non-refundable processing fee. For more information
about the new apartments, or to complete an application, call the (918)
343-RSU9 (7789) or email email@example.com.