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Ground Breaking Ceremony Held for New USciences Residence Hall

Ground BreakingLeft to right: Interim Dean of Students Ross Radish, Chief Financial and Operating Officer Valerie Weil, State Representative James R. Roebuck, Jr., Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, USciences President Paul Katz, USciences Board Chairman Marvin Samson, State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, Vice President for Community and Government Affairs David L. Forde, Jr., and Vice President for Business Development and Enrollment Management Patricia Vanston.

University of the Sciences held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new student residence hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. The 426-bed, mixed-use residence hall is scheduled to open in the winter of 2018-19 and will feature an open-air plaza, two new retail spaces, neighborhood streetscaping, greening, improved lighting, and classrooms that can be accessed by the community. The University is pursuing Green Globe certification for sustainability features in the building, including storm water management. Learn more at

Watch the progress via a live a webcam that refreshes an image of the site every five minutes.

As the project moves forward questions or concerns can be shared with USciences Capital Construction Manager Craig Washington at 215-596-7384 or

New Residence Hall Groundbreaking

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