Marian University will begin construction in August on The Overlook at Riverdale, new graduate student apartments set to open in Fall 2015.
The plans call for a 90,000 square foot, four-story, state-of-the-art graduate apartment building with 136 beds to be constructed on the northwest corner of campus, overlooking the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab.
The new apartment building is being constructed primarily to house students from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be in its third year with an estimated 486 medical students and another 500+ graduate students in the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership.
“We’ve conducted surveys of our current students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and many have indicated a desire to live on campus,” Daniel J. Elsener, president, said. “Having housing that is designed for graduate-level students is essential to our growth plans.”