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Keck Graduate Institute to break ground on dormitories

To celebrate the start of the housing development, KGI will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and appetizers, followed by the program at 6 p.m. Guests can RSVP by email to build.kgi.edu.

“We are honored to invite the Claremont community to attend the groundbreaking ceremony,” KGI President Sheldon Schuster said. “It will be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the development and to share in the celebration of KGI’s future. Our ability to offer on-campus housing will bring a much-needed benefit to our students.”

Last year, KGI received approval from the city of Claremont to proceed with the campus housing development—a four-story facility to include 419 beds and span 225,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2018.

The development will include an open outdoor plaza, student lounges, a swimming pool, fitness center, BBQ area and 10,000 square feet of classroom space. It will also feature environment-friendly aspects, including LEED Gold certification.

The floor plans consist of studios along with one- and two-bedroom apartments. The units will include bathrooms, full-sized kitchens and hardwood-style flooring. Multiple laundry facilities will be available on each residential floor.

The complex will feature state-of-the-art amenities, picturesque outdoor gathering spaces and study and instructional space.