Campus View will offer students a close comfort
By Peter Brooks - Staff Reporter
Students will soon be able to tour the new dormitory called Campus View at Highline Place.
There will be a ribbon-cut- ting/grand opening ceremo- ny at 9 a.m. on Dec. 13 on the east side of the building. Highline's Campus View ad- joins the north end of the east parking lot.
Those who have already been accepted as tenants will move in Dec. 10. Other students will need to apply for Winter Quar- ter and can email housing@ highline.edu for more informa- tion.
Cris Taylor Tonasket, student housing and residential manag- er at Highline, is in charge.
"I'm excited to be leading the project. It's important that students know how much bet- ter and more affordable it is," Tonasket said.
International Student Pro- grams Manager Eva Engelhard said that the interior of the new dorm is beautiful, but students haven't seen it yet, so they're cautious.
"Once they see the inside, I expect students to want to ap- ply for residency right away," Engelhard said.
The building was original- ly scheduled to be ready for Fall quarter, but due to strikes was rescheduled for late Oc- tober.
Leases can be obtained for one quarter or the full academ- ic year, with the full-year lease being $200 cheaper than leas- ing for three individual quar- ters.
For individual quarter leases, rates are $2,500 per student for the four-bedroom units, and $2,700 per student for the two-bedroom units. Payment is due by the day of move-in.
"After doing the math, the cost is comparable to around $800 a month," said Tonasket. "It's super-affordable and high- er quality than the competi- tion."
Each unit includes several bedrooms, allowing students to have their own private space. Each unit also has a shared kitchen complete with a dish- washer, stove, oven, refrigerator and microwave.
Bathrooms will be shared with at least one other stu- dent, and a second half-bath- room is in each unit. Laundry facilities are also included on each f loor, along with mail- box and package pickup ar- eas.
The building also contains a community room in the cen- ter of each floor, as well as on the rooftop. Each community area is expected to have its own theme such as movies, studying, or gaming.
Students can also submit a form for roommate preferenc- es including names for specific people, or a matching system based on habits.
For example, students can mark whether or not drink, if they stay up late, where they prefer to study, how quiet or loud they are, and other factors.
Campus View at Highline Place does not allow drugs or alcohol on the premises, and smoking tobacco must be done at least 25 feet away from doors or windows. Marijuana use is strictly prohibited and will re- sult in the loss of your lease without appeal.
Safety is also a major con- cern, so the main door and el- evators will be operated by se- curity cards given to residents, Tonasket said.
In order for your ap- plication to be considered complete, Campus View at Highline Place must receive a completed and signed Stu- dent Housing Application, and completed and signed Credit Card Payment Autho- rization Form. These would be submitted to Internation- al Student Programs Office in person or by email to int@ highline.edu.
Students must also be reg- istered for a minimum of 10 credits if domestic, or 12 credits if they are an international stu- dent.
"It's important for people to know this isn't just for inter- national students," said Engle- hard. "It'll be a better experi- ence for everyone if there is a mixture."
One of the common areas that residents will have to cook their meals and relax.