BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Students living in an area Marriott Fairfield Inn due to FAU’s lack of housing may lose their Titanium status in 2021. That’s when new housing — just approved — may be complete.
Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus and John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter will soon offer two new state-of-the-art student housing facilities after the Florida State University System’s (SUS) Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve $78.5 million in construction projects during today’s meeting of the SUS leadership body.
On the Boca Raton campus, the 94-bed Algonquin Hall, which opened in 1965, will be demolished this summer and replaced with a 616-bed residential facility offering the latest amenities. Construction of the new $61.4 million facility will begin this fall, and will bring the total student bed count on the Boca Raton campus to 4,700 once finished.
On the Jupiter campus, the university will build a $17.1 million, 165-bed residential hall that will provide a total of 435 beds once finished. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2020 with completion by summer 2021.