Penn State Brandywine is finishing the construction of a new residence hall and student union center that will open this upcoming fall.
Orchard Hall will be the home to more than 250 students beginning Aug. 23. The four-story, 73,000 square-foot building is first on-campus housing available at the Media, Pennsylvania branch campus.
Along with this project, Penn State Brandywine is also opening its first student union center. The two-story, 31,000-square-foot building will include recreation areas, a bookstore, new dining facility and seating for 300 students.
Previously the campus featured a small café and dining hall in another building, but on a much smaller scale.
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The construction began for both buildings in March of 2016.
"For many years students and parents have been asking for campus housing at Brandywine and we're now able to offer residence life," Director of Marketing & Communications for Penn State Brandywine Bill Tyson said. The opening of these buildings coincides with Brandywine's 50th anniversary and they will allow us to continue to provide a great academic and campus experience for students from the area as well as from other states and countries."