WACO - The new
$73 million East Village Residential Community is open. The complex has 701 beds divided between two residential living-learning centers: one geared for electrical and computer engineering students and the other for science and health majors.
East Village Residential Community has Baylor faculty master-in-residence, which can include their children.
The most unique feature of the facility is its mix of dorm room layouts designed for students in different class years. Half of the students living in East Village this year are freshmen; however about 11 percent are juniors, and another 9 percent are seniors.
Part of East Village Residential Community and other residence halls has faculty master-in-residence. The custom apartments for faculty were either created from renovating dorm rooms or purposefully built into the design plans for new residence halls.
Faculty families transition from a suburban home life to a community living space alongside college students. Of the 11 faculty-in-residence who live in dorms or Baylor-owned residential communities near campus, nine moved in with children in tow.
Mechanical engineering student Travis Scott, 21, said the presence of small children provides a good balance for the dorm residents and reminds them to mind their P’s and Q’s “because that’s how we’re supposed to behave anyway, but also because there are kids around.”
Source: Baylor University
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