Edison State College is now accepting applications for LightHouse Commons, Edison State College’s new on-campus, 164,000-square-foot residence hall. Currently under construction on the west side of campus, the new 400-unit facility is modeled after apartment-style living and features two floor plan options to include a two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan and a four-bedroom, two-bath floor. The units feature private bedrooms, full kitchens with quality cabinets and fixtures, washers and dryers in each unit and stylish furniture. Meal plans will be available also in combination with leases. LightHouse Commons is scheduled to open in August 2012.

Residents of LightHouse Commons will also enjoy an on-site recreation room, fitness center, mail center, two-story lobby and sitting area, conference room, computer lab and study room on each floor, and a private parking lot with parking available for each resident. The residence hall will also provide secure access to students living in the facility with key card access and a security officer in the lobby 24/7. A full-time Edison State College staff member will live in the facility, as well as eight resident advisers (RAs) to provide service to the students as needed.

The 400-bed facility is available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a space students need to put down a $100 reservation fee, which will be applied to their first payment.

“Lighthouse Commons is the first ‘living and learning’ community at Edison State College and is designed to provide a ‘campus life’ experience,” says Amy Teprovich, Ed.D., director of student life. “In addition to apartment-style living, many educational workshops and extracurricular activities will be available, including new recreation fields for basketball, soccer, and volleyball, to provide the full college experience.”

Parents and students can find out more information about LightHouse Commons at Edison State College and reserve space for fall by visiting the Student Life office on the Lee Campus or by calling 239-985-8361. In addition, applications and more information are available at http://housing.edison.edu.