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AASU opens new freshman residence hall

By Lynda Figueredo - bioemail

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's moving day for students at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

For the first time freshmen are being required to live on campus. More than 600 freshman are now in the process of moving into the brand new Windward Commons freshman dedicated residence hall.

AASU staff says special programs will be offered to help freshmen connect with the university, develop bonds with each other and diminish homesickness.

Students will also participate in a yearlong "first year experience" program that provides special programming at the residential hall.

"The real benefits of this is it will house freshman together so they can meet eachother, bond and they can actually live in living learning communities taking classes in the residence hall, as well as social and educational programming that will support those halls," said Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Vicki McNeil.

The new hall brings the number of students living on campus to more than 1,400.

Fall classes start on Monday

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