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Coyote Village Open House Slated Thursday

August 30, 2010

VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota is celebrating Coyote Village, The U’s new apartment-style residence hall complex, with an Open House at noon on Thursday, Sept. 2, at the building’s main entrance.

The open house includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony along with remarks by USD students and administrators, including President James W. Abbott. Food, refreshments and entertainment will also be provided throughout the day. The open house is free and open to the public.

Developed by RISE, Coyote Village has 175 units with 550 beds, including two- and four-bedroom options for students. Each fully furnished unit also has 42-inch HD televisions and hardwired Internet access to each single-occupied bedroom while wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. The complex is located just south of the DakotaDome on the USD campus.

Additional amenities include a 15-seat theater room complete with a 110-inch screen and surround sound system; a gaming room complete with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii gaming systems; a business center; a central laundry facility; a convenience store; and multiple lounge areas for students. Apartment units feature full kitchens with refrigerators, a microwave, range stove and a sink while super suite units are equipped with kitchenettes, including full-sized refrigerators, a microwave and a sink.

Students began moving in to the $26.8 million, 195,708 square-foot residence hall in August as construction was completed earlier this summer. Coyote Village and all new construction projects at USD, major renovations included, are designed with sustainability in mind and meet requirements for LEED Silver certification, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

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