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Dalhousie's newest residence opens its doors to over 300 students

Posted by Media Centre on September 3, 2014 in Community, Students, News

 

Located within the main corridor of Studley campus, LeMarchant Place (formerly known the LeMarchant Mixed-Use Building/LMU) provides nearly 165,000 square feet of student-centric space. The top five floors consist of much needed residence accommodations for our students, while the first two floors act as a hub for a variety of student services, placing these key services in one central location in close proximity to the students who use them.

Key Points:

  • LeMarchant Place is the first multi-use building of its kind at Dalhousie, offering independent, suite-style living for students. Its occupants include: residence (floors 3-7), the Welcome Centre and Recruitment Office, the International Centre, Student Health Services, Counselling and Psychological Services, and Student Health Promotion. The new residence has 143 units and accommodates 326 students in a mix of fully furnished single rooms (with shared, adjoining bathrooms) and two-, three- and four-bedroom suites. Each floor is equipped with accessible units.

  • Approximately 57 per cent of Dalhousie students are from out of province, making access to their family doctors a challenge. Student Health Services provides students with immediate access to routine medical exams and consultations. Through 7,500 individual sessions, Counselling and Psychological Services provided support to more than 2,500 students last year. Student feedback confirmed that 93 per cent of students who used Counselling and Psychological Services found that it had a positive effect.

  • Students from more than 110 countries were represented on campus at Dalhousie last year (2013/14). Our international student population makes up approximately 14 per cent of our total student population.

  • The recruitment team welcomed over 4,500 visitors to Dalhousie’s Studley Campus last year. The new Welcome Centre will provide prospective students, their parents and teachers with ample space to meet with members of our recruitment team and discuss programs, admissions and life at Dalhousie.

  • LeMarchant Place demonstrates Dalhousie’s ongoing commitment to green building on campus. The building maximizes both energy and space efficiency and is a LEED® Gold Candidate, New Construction. Some of its features include: a green roof, flat-plate solar hot-water collectors, LED sensor controlled lighting systems.

Pull Quotes:

  • “We want our students to live well during their time here at Dal; to be comfortable, to stay healthy and to help them achieve their ambitions. For some students, that can mean finding the ideal community in which to live and study. For others, its getting access to health care or counselling services when they need it. And for many it’s having support navigating the challenges of studying in a whole new country. LeMarchant Place is about bringing people together to provide the best possible support to our students.” – Dr. Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University.

  • “The suite-style living encourages new friendships and more interaction between students, and there’s a great mix of upper year students and first year students living in LeMarchant Place. The common living rooms and kitchens are facing Wickwire Field so people can watch what’s going on in the field, too.” – Victoria Chambers, fourth year biology student and Residence Assistant, Dalhousie University.

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LeMarchant Place
Exterior
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LeMarchant Place
Exterior
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LeMarchant Place
A dorm room
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LeMarchant Place
A dorm room
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LeMarchant Place
A common area
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Three bedroom showroom tour
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