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Georgia Southern University Announces Plans to Acquire Campus Courtyard Apartments

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to acquire Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro, Ga.

‘The University made the decision to acquire the new complex because of a continuing need for more campus housing at our main campus,” said Joe Franklin, vice president of business and finance at Georgia Southern University. ‘As the University has continued to grow, we are continually evaluating options for additional housing and facilities. With the purchase of these additional apartments and townhomes, we will be able to provide students with another option for campus housing.”

The transaction, which is scheduled to be complete in early February, will provide an additional 472 beds for students wishing to live on campus at Georgia Southern University. Upon completion of the purchase, Georgia Southern University’s Department of University Housing plans to make additional renovations including new flooring, furniture, paint, fire safety sprinkler system, plumbing fixtures and appliances as needed. The University will also add blue emergency lights to enhance safety.

Each of the apartments will include a full kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, stove and oven, microwave and refrigerator. In addition, there is a washer and dryer in every unit and each apartment is equipped with basic cable and network access to the University computer system. The complex includes a swimming pool, sand volleyball and basketball courts, grills and ample parking. In addition, the main office will feature a computer lab and will allow residents to check out numerous items including sports equipment, cooking items, DVDs, games and other equipment.

Beginning in Fall 2008, students may check in August 15 and stay until May 9. The University is reviewing plans to offer summer school housing in 2009 may for students planning to stay during the summer.

Current residents of Campus Courtyard may apply for housing at University Villas by contacting the Department of University Housing at 912-681-5406 by Jan. 31, 2008. Current residents Campus Courtyard will not be required to pay the $100 application fee if they apply by Jan. 31, 2008

For more information on University Villas and availability, please contact Georgia Southern University’s Department of University Housing at: 912-681-5406.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu .

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