UW-Stevens Point staff is putting the final touches in place to make students feel at home when they move back to campus. But they did more than just clean the carpet and add a coat of paint.
Junior Asia Osborn is one of the few lucky students at UWSP to see the results of the remodel before everyone else moves in on Saturday.
As a member of the Resident's Hall Association, Asia was in on the planned remodel from day one. Now she is happy to see the finished product. She thinks other students will be happy too.
Dry wall now covers the cold cinder block and newly installed air conditioning promises to keep students cool. But for Asia, the best part is the new curtains and furniture, making the dorm feel a bit more like home.
"Being able to study with better furniture is more laid back and calming, whether you're doing a program or just studying," Asia said.
Also new this year, elevators. Which Asia says will make move-in day a breeze.
In addition to all the visible upgrades. UWSP also made some environmentally friendly changes to Burroughs Hall, including installing solar panels, recycling shoots and using re-purposed building materials. These changes, in part, helped UWSP win a place on the Princeton Review Green Honor Roll for the second year in a row.