BLINN’S NEWEST RESIDENCE WILL INCLUDE LARGER BEDROOMS, GROUP STUDY PODS, COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Blinn College-Brenham Campus students will have a new housing option available when they arrive on campus for the fall semester.

A rendering of a lobby inside Prairie Lea Hall, a new student housing complex opening this fall on the Brenham campus of Blinn College.
(courtesy Blinn College)

In August, Blinn will open Prairie Lea Hall, a two-building student housing complex that will house approximately 500 students. Blinn already offers more on-campus housing than any other community college, and even with the planned demolition of three older residence halls this summer, Blinn will have room for about 2,000 on-campus residents this fall.

“The opportunity to live on campus, meet new friends, and have a rich campus experience that includes a variety of student activities truly makes Blinn unique among community colleges,” said Dr. Becky McBride, vice- Chancellor of Student Services. “We look forward to making this experience even better this fall with the addition of Prairie Lea Hall.”

Each suite at Prairie Lea Hall will consist of two bedrooms, with two students per bedroom. Suites include Ethernet and Wi-Fi Internet access, mini-refrigerator and microwave. The bedrooms are equipped with extra long twin beds, desks, chairs and chests of drawers.

A concept lounge space inside Prairie Lea Hall, opening in August at Blinn College in Brenham.
(courtesy Blinn College)

Each floor includes free laundry machines as well as community spaces where students can gather to play games, relax and watch TV. At the corner of each floor is a study room complete with monitors for sharing digital content with a study group.

Comprised of two buildings – Buildings A and B – Prairie Lea Hall exhibits several unique attributes. Building A features a communal kitchen with a large refrigerator, oven, and stove, as well as plenty of counter space for students to cook their own meals when the mood takes them.

In addition to indoor gathering spaces for students, Building B has a large patio space designed specifically to host outdoor events.

An aerial view of Prairie Lea Hall, which will open this fall on the Brenham campus of Blinn College.
(courtesy Blinn College)

“We think students are going to really benefit from some of the unique features that Prairie Lea Hall has to offer,” said Myron Dippel, director of residence operations. “Student bedrooms and bathrooms are larger than our traditional halls of residence, and we have larger common areas and play areas where students can gather, relax and enjoy life in a college community. .”

Prairie Lea Hall costs $3,250 for the fall and spring semesters, and on-campus residence prices can be as affordable as $1,920 per semester. Prorated pricing is available for summer terms.

Applications are now open. To learn more, visit www.blinn.edu/housing.

(Story courtesy of Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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