Open house set for CMU housing facility

An open house has been scheduled for July 30 to unveil the newest student housing facility at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

The public event is set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Orchard Avenue Apartments, located at the corner of Orchard Avenue and 12th Street.

The four-story, 59,000 square foot building will accommodate 185 students starting with the fall semester at CMU. Each apartment includes a full kitchen and furnished living area as well beds, desks and chairs. The facility also includes computer labs, laundry rooms, study lounges and offers telephone, cable and data hookups with wireless access.

The building will be open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale.

Orchard Avenue Apartments is the 11th student housing facility on the main campus at CMU and brings to 2,065 the total number of beds available to students.