The Bison Run Village Apartments open this month. And some University of Wyoming students simply can’t wait.
“I have a countdown on my phone until I can move in,” says Katelynn Lynch, a junior elementary education major from Billings, Mont. “A few more days!”
With 84 brand-new units throughout 15 residential buildings, a sparkling community center that resembles a hotel lobby and beautifully landscaped grounds, Bison Run Village offers the finest student housing accommodations in UW history.
Conveniently located on the east campus, near shuttle access to campus and UW’s athletics facilities, Bison Run Village also features a full laundry facility, a mail room, a computer room and an outdoor sheltered barbecue area.
No wonder Lynch—and her soon-to-be 331 neighbors—are so excited.
“I knew it’d be nice,” says Scott Chase, a senior chemical engineering major from Strasburg, Colo. “But it’s even more impressive than I thought.”
A grand opening celebration is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, two days before students will be allowed to begin moving into the new space.
“It is an exciting time for UW apartment living and we are looking forward to having these wonderful new buildings full of the life that our students bring with them,” says Cheri Frank, interim UW Apartments property manager.
All units at Bison Run Village feature shared kitchen and living spaces with single, private bedrooms. All apartments are fully furnished, including a full-sized bed, dresser and desk and chair in each bedroom and a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and oven range in every kitchen. All units also include a stackable washer and dryer.
The living area in each unit includes a sofa, lounge chair, coffee table, four dining chairs and an end table. The townhome-style units, painted in a neutral color, also feature many windows to maximize natural lighting.
“The response from students has been overwhelming,” says UW Residence Life & Dining Services Executive Director Patrick Call. “We don’t think that keeping it full, from year to year, is going to be a challenge.”
The bright and spacious community center, which houses the computer, mail and laundry rooms, also has pool and shuffleboard tables, a fireplace, two big-screen televisions and seating for programs, games and studying. The central apartments office and maintenance garage are also located in the center.
Bison Run Village is full for the 2012-13 academic year but applications are being accepted for fall 2013. Rent ranges from $399-435 and includes Internet, basic cable television, phone service and a utility allowance for gas and electricity.
For more information about Bison Run Village and other on-campus housing options at UW, go to www.uwyo.edu/reslife-dining.