New women’s residence hall at Christendom

Christendom College in Front Royal broke ground on a new women's residence hall Oct. 10. The first new residence hall in 15 years, the 96-bed St. Clare Hall is expected to be ready for occupancy by fall 2016.

"It's been a long time since the campus has seen a development of this size and value to the student body," said Mike Foeckler, vice president for operations and facility planning. "It's an exciting time not just for the women of campus, but for the college as a whole."

The new hall will feature large suites, complete with living room spaces. Its location will form a quad with two other women's residence halls, St. Catherine of Siena Hall and St. Edmund Campion Hall.

"Living and recreating comfortably is an important part of (students') time here, helping to form them both as students and as individuals," said Amanda Graf, director of residence life. "We're excited to be offering new and better options for their future growth as students on this campus."

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