Boston University has spent three and a half years constructing its latest residence hall, Student Village II, or StuVi2 as students quickly dubbed it, and now in the midst of their first semester, the students have had time to settle into their new home. The building itself is an architectural masterpiece. Standing 27 stories tall at half the height of the prudential center with a sheek, modern design complete with official "green" sustainability certifications, StuVi2 is surely the latest landmark in the Boston skyline.
960 students moved in to 33 Harry Agganis way this fall, and are now just finishing up midterms. Brianna Healy, a communications major and resident of StuVi2, said, "originally I was really scared to put anything on the walls, but you get over it pretty quickly," a comment spurred by the modern luxury of BU's latest residence hall. The Boston Globe called StuVi2 "the most opulent residence hall to ever grace the local college landscape," furthur hyping the decadent dormitory.
StuVi2 was built for upperclassmen who wish to live west of the BU bridge, joining a community already home to three other residence halls for underclassmen, Claflin, Rich, and Sleeper. Brianna's room, a double within a larger suite, costs $9,250 this year and requires a supplementary mealplan costing $4,138, bringing the grand total to $13,388. Her roomates with singles in the suite pay $10,590 for the year, and also must purchase a mealplan. Brianna moved from the Warren Towers and enjoys her upgraded room for its cleanliness, friendly staff, walk-in closets, and 24-hour security. We think the 180 degree view of the Boston skyline is nice too.
To read BU today's full article with Brianna's video tour, click here.
For more video of StuVi2, click here.
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