Media Advisory: Honors Village Grand Opening
University of Arizona News

Nov. 4, 2019

Media Advisory: Honors Village Grand Opening

  • What: Honors Village Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremonies
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Where: Honors Village, 1101 East Mabel Street, Tucson
  • Electronic media kit: https://arizona.box.com/v/honorsvillage

TUCSON, Ariz. — A series of chain-reaction ribbon cuttings will connect key areas of the multi-purpose learning-living Honors Village at the University of Arizona.

Scheduled speakers include: UArizona President Robert C. Robbins; American Campus Communities CEO Bill Bayless; Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Larry Penley; Assistant Vice President of Campus Life Amanda Kraus; Honors student Jessie Forelli; and Honors College Dean Terry Hunt. There will also be performances by the UArizona Pep Band and the Cat Call A Capella Group, as well as appearances by Wilbur and Wilma.

Tours of the Honors Village will be available starting at 3:45 p.m. Contact Kevin Hall at 520-621-2626 or jkh@email.arizona.edu to schedule a tour.

Located in the North District of one of UArizona's four residential districts, the Honors Village is a six-story residential tower that offers 1,056 beds in suite-style rooms and apartments. First-year, full-time freshmen who entered the Honors College this fall posted increases in academic quality metrics, with a core average GPA of 3.89, and average SAT and ACT scores of 1409 and 31, respectively.

The 338,721-square-foot complex was developed by American Campus Communities. On-site amenities include classrooms, collaboration spaces and offices for faculty and staff, indoor recreation rooms, an interior courtyard, student lounges, a community kitchen and in-dorm dining at '85 North. Designed by STG Design, Honors Village is pursuing LEED® Certified Silver.

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Media contacts:
Kevin Hall
Honors College
520-621-2626
jkh@email.arizona.edu

Pam Scott
University Communications
Office: 520-621-1951 | Cell: 509-570-4610
pscott@arizona.edu

Kate Lowery
APC Collective
512-657-0925
kate@apcollective.com

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