Oswego's newest residential complex, the Village on Glimmerglass Lagoon, opened in 2010, adding 348 residents to the campus community and enhancing its vitality 24/7. Students in residence on campus now number about 4,300 — two thirds of the full-time student body.
Twelve townhouses and a community center constitute the Village, which houses juniors, seniors and graduate students in a more independent living option.
“This becomes another in our many community options, including special programs in Johnson and Hart halls, suites in Onondaga Hall, quiet floors and learning communities,” said Rick Kolenda, director of residence life.
The Village is part of the college’s $800 million campus renewal program, which — in addition to the primary goal of improving the learning and social environment for students — aims to meet rigorous standards of environmentally responsible construction. The U.S. Green Building Council certified the 68 units of the new residential community as meeting the “LEED Gold” rating under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program.
Video: Scenes from construction, dedication and first months of the Village