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Plaza Verde Update

Welcome to the Plaza Verde Update website designed to provide you current information on the status of Angelo State University’s newest residence hall. As you know, contractors have informed ASU that they will be unable to complete construction before the start of the fall semester. We apologize that the residence hall will not be immediately available for your occupancy, and we want to share our contingency plans with you. Here are the critical details:

Plaza Verde Update: Wednesday, Dec. 14

The Plaza Verde project is winding down with construction expected to be completed, weather permitting, by the time spring classes begin on Jan. 17.   
 
All residential buildings have been completed and occupied by students.  The clubhouse is scheduled for acceptance on Jan. 5 with furniture delivery to follow.  Residential programs staff will move in before classes begin.
 
Grounds work and landscaping should be completed as well by that time, barring significant inclement weather.  

Plaza Verde Update: Friday, Nov. 11

Students assigned to Plaza Verde Building No. 1 will have something extra to celebrate this Thanksgiving as they begin moving from Concho Hall into their new quarters before they go on break. Check-in for those on the move will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Building No. 1 residents are being notified by e-mail and personal contacts while fliers have been posted in Concho Hall to announce the schedule. Some moving assistants will be available to help students Friday and over the weekend. The goal is to have everyone assigned to No. 1 in their new quarters by Monday, Nov. 21, so that students can have a worry-free Thanksgiving holiday. Once students are moved into this final residential building of Plaza Verde, attention will turn to the Commons/Clubhouse building, which is expected to be complete in December.

Plaza Verde Update: Wednesday, Oct. 26

The movers and shakers on campus this coming weekend will be the residents of Building No. 2 in the Plaza Verde complex as they begin the short trek from Concho Hall to their quarters in ASU’s newest residence hall.

Check-in for the Concho residents on the move will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Building No. 2 residents are being notified by e-mail and personal contacts while flyers have been posted in Concho Hall to announce the schedule. Some moving assistants will be available to help students Friday and over the weekend. The goal is to have everyone assigned to No. 2 in their new quarters by Monday, Oct. 31, just in time for Halloween.

Building No. 1 is also nearing completion, and a move-in date will be established in the coming days. Once that building is completed, all attention will turn to the Commons building, which is expected to be open in early December.

Plaza Verde Update: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Homecoming weekend will feature two parades this year – the one downtown and the one of residents moving from Concho Hall to Building No. 3 in the Plaza Verde complex.

So, it will be a busy weekend for the new residents of Building No. 3 as they juggle Homecoming activities and start moving into their new ASU quarters.

Residential programs staff will spend the first part of the week doing room inventories, checking keys and preparing for the inaugural residents of Building No. 3 to begin the check-in at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

Building No. 3 residents are being notified by e-mail and personal contacts while fliers have been posted in Concho Hall to announce the schedule. Some moving assistants will be available to help students Friday and over the weekend, though their schedules will be limited because of all of the Homecoming activities. The goal is to have everyone assigned to No. 3 in their new quarters by Monday, Oct. 17.

Plaza Verde Update: Monday, Sept. 19

Great news for everyone assigned to Plaza Verde Building No. 4! Your new ASU home has been turned over by the contractor to the university and is almost ready for you to start moving in to your assigned quarters. Our aim is to start allowing everyone to move into the building on Friday, Sept. 23. Some moving assistants will be available to help students Friday and over the weekend. Our goal is to have everyone assigned to No. 4 in their new quarters by Monday, Sept. 26.

Next up will be Building No. 3 with testing this week to ensure that all electrical and mechanical systems function as designed. Once this work is completed and the air testing passes, we will be scheduling a move into No. 3, possibly within the next two weeks. Work is continuing on Buildings No. 1 and 2. We anticipate Building No. 2 to be ready for occupancy around the end of October with the move-in for Building No. 1 to follow in late November.

Thanks to all of you for your patience as we have worked through this situation. During this time, we hope you have found all the residence hall programming and activities as much fun as we have had in organizing them for you. Our goal remains to provide you a great living environment and a valuable co-curricular experience that will help you succeed in college and in life.

Plaza Verde Update: Wednesday, Sept. 7

Things are progressing on Building 4 with the contractor correcting deficiencies identified on the punch list. Furniture has been installed and the grey water system is operable in Building 4 as well. Site work around both Buildings 4 and 3 is being completed to provide convenient and safe access when those halls open.

All of the buildings are now piped to capture rainwater from the site. Once the campus gets more precipitation, the holding tank will capture the rain for later use on campus.

Work continues on Buildings 2 and 1.

No move-in dates have yet been scheduled for any of the buildings, but as soon as the work on Building 4 nears completion dates will be announced.

Plaza Verde Update: Monday, Aug. 22

ASU building inspectors have completed the first punch list with the contractor for Building No. 4. A punch list is created as construction winds down to make certain that all work is completed properly. The back punch, a second inspection to ensure that all items on the punch list have been corrected, is scheduled for No. 4 on Wednesday.

Workers are beginning to move furniture into No. 4 as of Aug. 22, so traffic will be congested in the area of Concho Hall. It will take a couple weeks to install the furniture and accessories. Workers will also have to finish flushing the building with fresh air to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements.

LEED is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and to encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.

Information for Residents

For Plaza Verde:

  • If you were scheduled to reside in Plaza Verde, you will be housed in Concho Hall in the interim.
  • You will not pay any rent during your stay in Concho Hall.
  • Your Plaza Verde roommate pairings and floor groupings will be kept together as much as possible in Concho Hall so you can get to know your Plaza Verde neighbors now.
  • You will be moved into your unit in Plaza Verde as soon as it becomes available.
  • We will assist you in moving your belongings from Concho Hall to Plaza Verde
  • When you look at your housing assignment online, it now says “Concho Hall.” This change was to facilitate the room charge adjustment and to make it easier to apply correct pro-rated charges when you move to your Plaza Verde assignment. When you move, you will go into their original Plaza Verde assignment. (We kept that record on file.)

Plaza Verde (Concho Hall) Move-In:

  • If you were assigned to Plaza Verde, you should plan to check into Concho Hall in two shifts on Friday, Aug. 19. Your check-in shift will be determined by which Plaza Verde building you were assigned to. The first number of your Plaza Verde room assignment will identify your assigned building.
  • If you were assigned to Plaza Verde Buildings No. 3 or No. 4 (room number starts with 3 or 4), please plan to arrive for check-in from 8-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the Concho Hall lobby.
  • If you were assigned to Plaza Verde Buildings No. 1 or No. 2 (room number starts with 1 or 2), please plan to arrive for check-in from noon-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, in the Concho Hall lobby.
  • Because of the construction, you will find limited parking in and around Plaza Verde and Concho Halls. You will find “unloading zone only” designations in the parking lot north of Concho Hall as well as the circle drive in front of Concho Hall. You should unload in these areas, then move your vehicle to make way for others.
  • We will have university representatives and signs to direct you to the appropriate unloading zone as well as to the appropriate location for you to officially check-in with the Concho Hall staff and pick up your room key(s).
  • If you desire assistance, teams of “Move Crew” volunteers will be available to help you unload your vehicle and transport your belongings to your room.

For Massie Residence Halls:

  • Due to the ripple effect from Plaza Verde’s delayed completion, overflow students will be housed in the Massies.
  • Instead of just one roommate, you may now have two, at least temporarily.
  • For the inconvenience, you and your roommates will receive a 10 percent discount on your fall room charge, though the adjustment will not be credited until after the first day of classes when room assignments have been verified.
  • In addition to the 10 percent discount, you and your roommates will also receive a $16 credit for each day you spend with tripled accommodations.

Massie Move-In:

  • You should plan to arrive for regular check in starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, .
  • You will find “unloading zone only” designations adjacent to the Massie Halls.
  • We will have university representatives and signs to direct you to the appropriate areas for unloading.
  • If you desire assistance, teams of “Move Crew” volunteers will be available to help you unload your vehicle and transport your belongings to your room.

Plaza Verde/Concho Hall and Massie Halls

  • Because Concho Hall room configurations are different from Plaza Verde rooms and because adding a third person to rooms in Massie will reduce discretionary space, we recommend that you bring only basic or essential belongings to campus initially.
  • You should bring additional items later, after you are settled into your permanent assignment.
  • If, however, you are unable to make separate accommodations for your non-essential belongings, we will provide a free storage area if it is impractical for you to bring those items later or if those belongings will not fit in your temporary quarters.

Notification:

Letters from the President and from the Director of ASU Housing and Residential Programs are being sent to all affected Plaza Verde residents and their parents. Letters are also being sent to residents of the Massies and their parents. The letters will have full details on the situation. We have posted the generic letters on the sidebar of this Web page for your convenience.

Periodic progress reports will be posted on this website and by Roscoe on our Facebook page.

We again apologize for the inconvenience but will do everything within our power to ensure this situation is resolved as soon as possible. Should you have questions, please contact us at housing@angelo.edu or 325-942-2035.

 

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