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Loyola opens renovated apartment-style residence hall along St. Charles Avenue

Loyola press release - August 19, 2013

Offering its sophomore through senior students something new this year with freshly renovated apartment-style suites, Loyola University New Orleans is opening Cabra Hall for the fall 2013 semester. The 163-bed residence hall, now Loyola’s largest apartment-style community, underwent a $12 million facelift. The five-story property is located at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Broadway Street.

“Newly renovated Cabra Hall gives returning students a style of living they haven’t had before—modern apartment-style accommodations convenient to both of Loyola’s campuses, historic St. Charles Avenue and the famous New Orleans streetcar line,” said Craig Beebe, director of Residential Life at Loyola.

The residence hall features in-demand single bedroom suites and enlarged double bedroom suites, all with full kitchens in each apartment. The building includes completely updated, moveable furniture; larger, updated windows; and a redesigned, expanded lobby and lounge space on the first floor.

Cabra Hall also includes new green building features such as low-flow water fixtures, energy efficient appliances, digital thermostats to conserve on air conditioning and auto-shutoff lighting in many spaces. The building also features dedicated recycling areas on each floor and a new covered bike rack. A private fitness center boasting five cardio machines, one strength machine, and yoga mats and balls was added to the residence hall. For safety and security, the residence hall also features exterior cameras, new blue light call boxes for emergencies and high-security locks on all doors.

Cabra Hall has been a fixture of Loyola’s Broadway Campus since it was acquired from St. Mary’s Dominican College in 1984. The residence hall closed in May 2012 to undergo its first major renovation and re-opens for the 2013-14 academic year.

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