March 15, 2010
VERMILLION, S.D. — Stylish, state-of-the-art and convenient are three words usually not associated with living in a residence hall on campus but have you seen Coyote Village at The University of South Dakota?
Coyote Village is USD’s new apartment-style residence hall complex and its features have students reconsidering that style and privacy can be a part of everyday life on campus.
Located just south of the DakotaDome on The U’s campus, Coyote Village is a $28 million, 195,700-square-foot housing facility currently under construction. An eagerly anticipated addition to the USD campus, the building is expected to open this fall with living options unlike any other at USD.
“Coyote Village is a project that we’re all very excited about and it’s coming at a great time,” noted Jeff Baylor, interim vice president of marketing, enrollment and student services at USD. “It’s a premiere location, next to the DakotaDome and just across the street from the new wellness center. It’s also within walking distance of the entire campus.”
Developed by RISE, an industry leader in student housing, Coyote Village, when completed in August, will have 175 units with 550 beds. Super suite units will be equipped with kitchenettes, including full-sized refrigerators, a microwave and a sink. Apartment units will feature full kitchens with refrigerators, a microwave, range stove and a sink. Students can choose between two-bedroom, one-bathroom or four-bedroom, two bathroom units. Inside each fully furnished unit, students will also have hardwired Internet access to each single-occupied bedroom. Wireless Internet access will be available throughout the building.
In addition to its apartment-style amenities, Coyote Village will have lounge areas for students, complete with a fireplace in the lobby; a central laundry facility; a convenience store; and recreation equipment where students can relax with a theater room and gaming station technology. Outside, Coyote Village will feature beautiful landscaping, multiple outdoor courtyard areas and a barbecue pit.
Currently, the new residence hall is open to USD juniors, seniors and graduate students with sophomores being placed on a waiting list.
“We are excited about providing our students with quality, state-of-the-art housing facilities, and Coyote Village embodies everything that our students need,” Baylor added. “Not only does Coyote Village feature living preferences favored by students, it offers students the resources that make them comfortable as they pursue their academic and personal goals.”
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