Reprint from the Watertown Times:
Prospective students and their family members will be able to tour a dorm suite at Jefferson Community College before the construction of the dormitory building is complete. The campus-wide open house on Friday will include a tour of the model six-person suite along with other presentations about becoming a student at the college.
“I am so excited for this project,” which has been in the works for several years, said JCC President Carole A. McCoy. “I’ve watched the construction outside my window every single day.”
“It is different when you actually come in and see where students are going to live and where they’ll be learning,” she said.
The walls and ceilings of the dormitory’s hallways are incomplete but the model suite’s finished floors, painted walls and fully furnished and decorated rooms show what the dorms will look like on move-in day.
The open house will begin at 9 a.m. with registration in the Walker Instructional Dining Room in the Jules Center. Ms. McCoy and Vice President for Students Betsy D. Penrose will welcome visitors with a presentation at 9:30 a.m., and visitors will be introduced to the residence halls at 9:45 a.m. with Dean of Students Ronald C. Shidemantle.
At 10 a.m., guests will have their choice of attending two informational sessions: a student panel on “A day in the life of a college student,” or a financial services program. An academic and student services fair will be held from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and the campus tour will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Ms. McCoy said the construction is on schedule and the entire dormitory should be ready to open Aug. 11; students are scheduled to move in Aug. 22.