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The New and Improved Tubman-Laws Hall

Briea Dorsey

Delaware State University added a new 200,000 square-foot residential hall to its campus in the Fall of 2019. The New Building, formerly known as Tubman-Laws Hall replaced two of the oldest residential halls on campus, known as Tubman and Laws Hall.

As everyone was so eager to see what the new building looked like on the inside, the students were more shocked to see that it was more than what they expected. The new and improved residence hall houses 620 upperclassmen students in semi-suite and suite-style units and provides a new dining facility along with a ground floor innovation center.

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Third Floor Common Area. Photo taken by Briea Dorsey

Residents have access to many amenities such as game rooms, furnished study lounges, and laundry facilities on every floor. The main floor of the building has five 40-inch flat screen televisions and many offices that don’t just accommodate students, but faculty as well. The main floor also allows residents to have access to a new café and an onsite Dunkin’ Donuts. “You can eat there, study there, chill there, wash your clothes. You really don’t have to leave the building, except to go to class. It’s a one-of-a-kind dorm,” Usman Tijani, senior and president of the Student Government Association of Delaware State University.

Thanks to the American Campus Equity (ACE)® program, who provides on-campus housing to universities without using school money or tax-payer dollars, Tubman-Laws Hall was created.  “We were glad to partner with Delaware State University to offer a fresh and modern on-campus living experience to help enhance students’ college journeys,” said James Wilhelm, executive vice-president of public-private transactions for American Campus Communities. This program gave Delaware State University the opportunity to open a new addition to the Hornet campus and was able more fellow Hornets.

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Third Floor Study Area and Game Room. Photo taken by Briea Dorsey

To formally open the new Tubman-Laws Hall, on Nov. 21, 2019 Delaware State University and American Campus Communities held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Everyone from faculty to students and more was invited to celebrate the new opening and also had the opportunity to see what the new building had to offer.

 

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