Belvin to Transform For Fine Arts Students

There's exciting news for future students in the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and perhaps some surprising news for current residents of Belvin-Buchanan Hall (thinking they will return for Fall 2015) in this Houstonian article [Nov. 19]:
Belvin Buchanan Hall will become a co-ed dorm exclusively for students in the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication starting fall 2015. It will also include a theater, digital recording studio, dance studio and more.

Currently, the dorm is an all-female residence hall open to students of all majors. The basement of the building, which was formerly a cafeteria, has been under construction since spring 2014 and is beginning to wrap-up.

The space will also have a dance room with mirrors, a collaboration room set up similar to that of a conference room, a theater with 80 movable theater seats and surround sound, green screens, an art gallery, a digital recording studio, high definition video equipment and more.

“As of right now, nothing will change in the actual rooms,” Jessica Tackett, assistant director for marketing and guest services of Residence Life said. “One floor will remain all-female and the rest will have certain wings.”

The structure can house up to 205 students.

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