OSHKOSH - It's the newest dorm on the UW Oshkosh campus. So new students say they can still smell the fresh paint.
Horizon Village uses state of the art heating and cooling to help the university continue its mission of sustainability.
Students began moving into the apartment style dorm Monday morning.
It's move-in day at UW Oshkosh. But this isn't like any other dorm on campus.
"It's brand new and so it's cool being the first ones in here and I love having my own room and bathroom," said Shelby Semmelmann of Mequon.
Two or four bedroom apartment style suites comprise Horizon Village. The dorm is designed for sophomore through grad students who want the off-campus housing experience with the amenities of on-campus life.
"Having your own space and being able to just get away instead of being cramped in a little space with someone else," said Semmelmann.
And there is plenty of space. Each unit includes two bathrooms, a kitchen and main living space.
"It will be just like living on my own with my buddies and just going to school and living the college life I suppose," said Tommy Woelfel of New Berlin.
"I'm excited, I just hope I don't ruin anything in here," said Ashley Pelczynski of Mequon.
Construction on the 340 bed dorm began in 2010. The $34 million building was funded through student fees and will cost about $3,000 per semester. Each floor also includes large study rooms and a common area kitchen. The price also includes cable, Internet access, utilities and furnishings.
"I'm really excited, I don't know how all my stuff is going to fit, but it should be better than last year," said Pelczynski.
Students will have little time to get settled in. Classes on campus start Wednesday.
The new residence hall replaced three older buildings on campus.
It's the first new student housing on campus since 1967.
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