In Fall 2013, Young Harris College opened The Towers, a unique housing community for first-year students. Centered near the heart of campus, this facility is made up of three separate buildings connected through a shared central building.
The Towers are configured in “pods,” or small communities consisting of students living in different sizes and styles of rooms surrounding a country-club-style bath area. The innovative pod concept is a growing trend in residence life nationwide. It provides both living and learning spaces that encourage student interaction and foster a sense of community during formative semesters on campus. Each pod features large and inviting study alcoves and lounges with comfortable sofas and 55" flat-screen televisions, providing students with ample common areas to study and socialize. These spaces within the building give resident assistants the opportunity to regularly interact with students and introduce unique programming. Other ammenities include cable television access, wireless internet access, ample closet space and a laundry facility on each floor.
The Towers are designed and constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and are expected to earn LEED certification. This facility was the fourth construction project to be completed as part of Young Harris College's strategic plan to make the transformation to four-year status and will be the fourth to earn LEED certification.
The Towers Room Features
- Each bedroom includes a dresser, desk, bed and storage/closet area for each student
- Shared common lounge space on each floor with couches, meeting tables and a 55" flat screen TV
- Washer and dryer station located on each floor
- Key card access to assigned floor and room
- Cellular enhancement to boost cellular signal
- Cable television access in bedrooms
- Wireless internet connection
Measurements vary depending on the location of the bedroom, floor and building. However, a standard measurement for each bedroom is 10’2” x 15’5”. For those interested in cutting carpet for the living space minus the closet space, we suggest either an area rug or carpet cut to 10’2” x 11’6”.
- Standard Bedroom windows: 3’ x 5’, with top of window being 8’ above floor
- 4th Floor of Building 1,2, and 3rd Floor of Building 3 standard windows: 3’ x 5’, with top of window being 9’ above floor
- Standard Bedroom Closet: 3’6” wide