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CLU Dorm Won't Be Ready for Fall Start

August 10, 2000|GRACE E. JANG

Construction of Cal Lutheran University's newest dormitory is nearing completion, but officials said it won't be ready by the time school starts Aug. 29.

The $6-million residence hall is part of a 20-year master plan to improve university facilities, CLU spokeswoman Lynda Fulford said.

The dorm will probably be opened by mid-October, she said.

With about 900 students living on campus--more than half of the 1,500 undergraduates--the university had to accommodate them, Fulford said.

"We've got a larger number of freshmen coming in each year," she said. "It's a good leap for us."

The 34,000-square-foot residence hall will house 120 students, mostly seniors, who applied by lottery for the housing earlier this year, Fulford said.

The 40-year-old campus will get a face lift over the next two decades. The master plan, which was approved by the Thousand Oaks City Council last year, calls for improvements costing $30 million to $50 million.

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