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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24404.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2011 - News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/24628/show/24404

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Title Houstonian 2011
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Transcript The class of 2014 moved into the newest housing complex, Cougar Village, in August 2010. SeolHee Lee THE NEW FISH POND University opens housing project exclusively for freshmen and honors students By Darlene Campos In August 2010, the freshman class of 2014 moved in to the University's newest housing complex — Cougar Village. "In our quest to become a Tier One University, we needed to provide the right environment to our freshmen population," Interim Executive Director Javier Hidalgo said. "Cougar Village adds to the environment we already have on campus." The seven-story, 1,000-room building was originally intended to house only incoming freshmen in order to promote unity among the newest Cougars. Administrators later made the decision to include students from the Honors College in the new dorms. The $50 million residence hall is a part of UH's Freshman Year Residential Experience; its objective is to ease the transition of incoming freshmen into college life. Students participating in FYRE have the advantages of moving in a week earlier than other students and being mentored or tutored by one of the two peer leaders assigned to each floor. Cougar Village also features themed floors that allow students of the same major to live alongside one another. Cougar Village has floors dedicated to business, engineering and technology, communication, community service and honors. "Theme housing is not a unique concept. It already existed on campus and in other universities. We expanded this concept to support the academic mission of the university," Hidalgo said. Students pay $2,475 per semester for a double room or $3,218 for a single room. That makes a yearly rate of $4,950 or $6,436. Cougar Village houses 1,132 students who have access to a computer lab, gym, laundry room, mail room, multipurpose room, a living-learning room, seminar room and a security desk for student safety. Each floor also contains two public kitchens, two study rooms and two student lounges. "I love the rooms; the square footage is very nice," said biology freshman Aneice King. "I like that it's a safe building. For example, you have to swipe your card to use the elevators, and guests have to check in, too. It's a clean building, great floor plans, very sociable. The gyms are clean, all the equipment works, the kitchens are clean, and it's a very spacious place to live." Yet, King added, the building is not without a few glitches. "I chose to live here because it was a new place, but I think it was built too fast since things to tend to break a lot here," King said. "The walls are also very thin and you can hear what's going on next door." But for freshmen looking to hit the ground running in an altogether new environment, Cougar Village might be just the key to giving them a leg up on their peers. "It's a great environment," pharmacy freshman Chibuike Prince Nnaji said. "I don't see any cons. I'm an RA, so I help teach other freshmen to watch who they're hanging with. I was actually placed to live here and I'm really glad I was." [24] -nside the Pride