Campus invited to Laurel Village open house

Colorado State UniversityHousing & Dining Services is hosting an open house at Laurel Village, Colorado State’s newest residential community, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Campus and community members are invited to tour the new facilities and enjoy refreshments.

Laurel Village includes Alpine and Piñon residence halls as well as the Pavilion, the community building and the first building on main campus to pursue LEED platinum certification. The halls feature 615 student beds — 400 in the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community and just over 200 in the Year 2 @ CSU returning student community.

Laurel Village is located at 920 W. Plum St., between Corbett Hall and the Durrell Center on the north side of campus. Campus attendees are encouraged to ride Around the Horn to the Laurel Village stop for the open house. Parking is available for off-campus visitors in the Moby Arena parking lot; permits available through the Plum Street entrance.

Alpine and Piñon halls

Both Piñon and Alpine halls include a mix of single, double and quad rooms, and private and community-style bathrooms, providing multiple choices and price points for students.

The College of Natural Sciences Learning Community, which features integrated classroom space, study areas, and open collaborative space, occupies all of Piñon Hall and a portion of Alpine Hall. This model is similar to the Engineering and Honors programs at the Academic Village, which has proven a successful way to integrate academics into students’ residential space.

The Year 2 @ CSU community fills the rest of Alpine Hall, which also includes office space for Conference & Event Services and Pingree Park Mountain Campus.

The Pavilion’s Living Green Wall.

Conference & Event Services serves more than 100 programs annually ranging in size from less than 50 to more than 7,000 participants. The Pingree Park Mountain Campus near Rocky Mountain National Park provides the Colorado State University community and the surrounding region a unique venue for academic field studies, educationally focused conferences and mountain research. The campus is open from mid-May to mid-October, with Alpine Hall now serving as the home base during the winter months.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion, between Alpine and Pinion halls, provides programming, game and study spaces for Laurel Village. The state-of-the-art building features sustainable and local products as well as innovative energy-saving features including a katabatic tower and trombe wall.

The Pavilion also features a Living Green Wall, a gallery to showcase student projects, a bike repair shop, a living slope, and office and programming space for the Eco Leader program, which works to engage students living on campus in sustainable behavior choices through peer-to-peer social marketing.