The Next Generation Connecticut Hall is scheduled to open later this summer at the University of Connecticut University of Connecticut

The Next Generation Connecticut Hall is scheduled to open later this summer at the University of Connecticut.

STEM-focused residence hall nears completion at University of Connecticut

The $105 million Next Generation Residence Hall will house 727 students.

The University of Connecticut in Storrs is nearing completion of a $105 million residence hall that will provide housing for students focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The 212,000-square-foot Next Generation Connecticut Hall will have capacity for 727 students in STEM-related studies. Construction is scheduled to be complete in July, and students are expected to move in later in the summer.

It will house eight Living & Learning Communities – EcoHouse, Engineering House, Eurotech House, Innovation House, STEM Honors, Public Health House, ScHOLA2RS House, and WiMSE (Women in Math, Science, & Engineering) House – as well as community gathering places and seminar rooms to encourage innovation across disciplines.

In addition, the university is renovating the dining facility adjacent to the new residence hall. The $23 million project will increase seating capacity to accommodate students from the new residence hall and improve self-service buffet areas.

Video of topping-our ceremony from KBE Building Corp.:

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