By Andrew Dinsmoor, Senior Staff Writer
The Scott Court dorms are set to be finished in August 2011, just in time for the 2011-12 academic year.
UNO currently has on-campus living space for only 12 to 13 percent of the total undergraduate enrollment, said Jonathan Orlich, general manager of Scott Residential Management LLC. This pales in comparison to local colleges such as Creighton, College of St. Mary and Iowa Western that have approximately 25 percent or greater on-campus housing in relation to undergraduate enrollment.
The new Scott Court dorms are expected to increase UNO’s on-campus living capacity by 3 percent. Orlich expressed his enthusiasm for the project in an interview: “Future UNO students and transferring Scott Village residents that we have spoken to are especially excited to be a part of the newest addition to UNO.”
When finished, Scott Court will feature wireless internet, basic cable, local phone service, recycling, electricity, sewer, gas and possible weekly housekeeping in individual suites. Residents will also have access to the Scott Village basketball/volleyball courts and the optional Scott Dining Hall meal plan.
Scott Court will have four buildings of three floors each, for a total of 480 beds at Scott Court. Most living spaces will be four individual bedroom and two bathroom suites. The dorms have been in progress since early 2010 and are becoming a more complete physical presence on south campus every day.
While Scott Court will be accommodating, comfortable, and equipped with a variety of services, the rent will remain affordable for students. The 2010 – 11 rates are $4,950 for an academic year lease – (these are limited) – , $6,180 for a monthly payment plan, $5,940 for a semester payment plan and $5,880 for an annual payment plan.
This is less expensive than UNO’s current up-to-date dorms, Maverick Village: $6,492 for a monthly payment plan, $6,276 for a semi-annual payment plan and $6,136 for an annual payment plan.
“The feedback we have received has been very positive,” Orlich said. “We believe the UNO officials are very excited about what this project will bring to our campus.”
For more information, call 778-6211 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit scottcampus.com for complete details.