UMO Students Enjoy New Station Street Commons Apartments
MOUNT OLIVE- The fall 2015 semester is underway at the University of Mount Olive, and the semester revealed the newly finished residence halls on campus. About 72 traditional students moved into the new Station Street Commons apartments in August and are loving the exciting addition to campus.
The Station Street Commons include two three-story residence halls that are designed to accommodate 36 upper class students in six-person suites. Each suite has private bedrooms, a common area that includes a kitchen and a living room, a bathroom with multiple private showers, and a deck. These apartments were designed by Dunn & Dalton Architects of Kinston and constructed by Daniels and Daniels of Goldsboro.
Ashley Jansen, the female RA for the Station Street Commons, along with Savannah Becker, Jazmin Montgomery, Kelsey Akers, and Kendall McKinney are loving the luxuries of their new apartment. These five ladies are excited to tackle senior year with such a comfortable living space.
“Being a RA at the commons is a unique position compared to many of the other buildings.,” explained Jansen, a human resource management major from Los Angeles, CA. “Upperclassmen students are the only residents allowed to live in the commons, so I have already established a bond with many of them. That made things easier and more fun from the start!”
In response to the layout and furniture, Akers, a biology major from Burlington, said, “They are so nice, clean, and homey.”
McKinney, an exercise science major from Burlington added, “The rooms are big, and I love all of the storage space! It is giving me more of an ‘at home’ atmosphere.”
The apartments also offer new amenities for the students to enjoy. “The dishwasher and television are definitely a plus! The fridge is also larger than other ones that I’ve had, which is very practical and convenient,” explained Becker, an exercise science major from Milford, DE.
The five roommates agree that the location of the apartment is ideal. Located right behind the baseball and softball fields, the students have great access to the sports facilities and are in quick walking distance from all of their classes.
“It is a great opportunity to live in such a nice facility and being within walking distance to all of the athletic and academic buildings,” said Montgomery, a business management major from Virginia Beach, VA.
The high-quality residence halls are an enormous asset in supporting the goals of the University in building an educational community and attracting more students to reside on campus. The high-quality residence halls are an enormous asset in supporting the goals of the University in building an educational community and attracting more students to reside on campus. Future plans for Station Street Commons will include constructing three additional buildings.
“The Station Street Commons is such a great addition to UMO that will influence so many lives in the future and provide a place for so many memories to be had,” concluded Jansen.
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College. For more information, visit old.umo.edu.