Residence Hall Improvements
During the summer of 2017, Stetson's Residence Halls and Apartments received a number of improvements to enhance the living and learning experience for students.
Upgrades include new furniture and fresh paint in some residential buildings, better lighting, more study areas, remodeled bathrooms, and water-bottle filling stations. Here are a few highlights:
This residence hall for first-year students underwent a transformation over the summer. Rooms were modified to increase the floor space, making them more open. New furniture was added to the lounges in every pod, along with new larger TVs and painted accent walls, creating a more inviting living-room space for students.
Nemec's Center Pod was converted into an academic hub for first-year students with quiet study space and group study space. Also added was a seminar room equipped with AV and wireless connect presentation capabilities – improvements that were supported generously with funds from the Student Government Association.
Other changes include new restroom countertops and integrated sinks, better lighting, water-bottle filling stations and an updated casual lounge in the basement.
House F: Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
The 1920s house for Lambda Chi Alpha at 208 E. Pennsylvania Ave. was renovated in 2016 and a 3,840-square-foot addition was completed in the summer of 2017. The addition to the fraternity house provides a large chapter room, plus bedrooms and baths for 13 additional brothers, including one bedroom that is ADA-accessible.
The Zeta Tau Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, founded in 1949 at Stetson, raised $1.5 million for Stetson scholarships and an endowment in return for the university building the addition.
Improvements were made to the student lounge. Bathrooms on the first floor were made ADA-accessible.
Bathrooms in these apartments were remodeled.