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Harrisburg University Announces New Housing for Students

The building, formerly known as the Governor Hotel, is owned by Riverview Manor Associates, LP, who re-named it Residences on Market.

 
PRLog - May 23, 2011 - HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (“HU”) is pleased to announce that it has established a student housing program beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.  The University anticipates that approximately one hundred (100) of its enrolled students will reside across the street from the University’s Academic Center at the newly-renovated Residences on Market building located at 335 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.

The majority of apartment suites will be double-occupancy; a few will be triple-occupancy.  HU does not offer a meal plan, and it is estimated that each student will spend on average $3,500 per school year on food.  This alone is expected to create a direct economic impact of $350,000 a year in the downtown business district.

Residences on Market will be managed by a Graduate Hall Director (GHD), who reports to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at Harrisburg University.  The GHD will coordinate move-ins, move-outs, unit inspections and maintenance, and is the on-site resource person for operation of the residences.  The GHD is also responsible for policy enforcement and the implementation of administrative procedures, as needed.

Each suite will offer University-provided furniture .  Interior cosmetic renovations including new paint, carpets, and cabinetry are in progress.  Additional exterior lighting has been added to the building along the Fourth Street sidewalk, and other façade improvements are in progress, including all-new windows and a new canopy.  

Basic utilities and Wi-fi internet service are included in the students’ rental housing fee.  Cable TV and phone hook-ups are available; but must be paid directly by the student occupants to the service providers.  A shared laundry room with card-operated machines will be provided for residents’ use.  An additional common area will be available for the students’ enjoyment.  Students living at Residences on Market will continue to have access to parking at the University’s Academic Center.

“Harrisburg University recognized the demand of prospective and current students for a convenient quality housing option, and are pleased that the owner of 335 Market Street was willing to enter into an agreement with the University to be able to offer that solution to our growing student population,” cites Dr. Eric Darr, Executive Vice President & Provost, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

The building, formerly known as the Governor Hotel, is owned by Riverview Manor Associates, LP, who re-named it Residences on Market. Residences’ principal, Dan Deitchman, states that: “When we acquired this building late last year, we looked forward to renovating another historic property, similar to our very successful Riverview Manor project along Front Street. Recently, the opportunity arose to work with HU and we are pleased have the opportunity to assist them and to be part of the revitalization of downtown Harrisburg.”

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

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Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution.

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Source:Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Phone:717-901-5146
Zip:17101
City/Town:Harrisburg - Pennsylvania - United States
Industry:College, Housing, Education
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Last Updated:May 24, 2011
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