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August 15, 2018

CIA unveils new apartments for upperclassmen

A fresh academic year brings a new era at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as the College opens a four-story residence hall designed for sophomores. For the first time, virtually all CIA freshman and sophomore resident students will live on campus.

Euclid 117, located on the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and E. 117th Street, is the second new residence hall CIA has opened in four years. In 2014, the Uptown hall debuted above retail stores on Euclid Avenue. It houses about 130 freshmen. Both halls are steps away from the George Gund building, home to CIA’s classrooms, studios and business offices.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide the comfort and convenience of campus living to students for the first half of their CIA career,” said Matthew Smith, director of student life and housing. “Not only will it help foster the close community that is so integral to our culture, but it offers reassurance for students and their parents that they need not worry about researching off-campus rentals at the end of freshman year.”

About 200 students will move into the hall during the week of August 20. Most are sophomores, although some first-year students will be housed there to accommodate what is expected to be one of the largest incoming classes in CIA’s history.

Euclid 117 was developed through collaboration with University Circle Inc., NewBrook Partners and CIA. The fully air-conditioned building and features both hard-wired and wifi networks, a communal laundry room with free washers and dryers, a first-floor workout room, and resident lounges equipped with LED TVs on three floors. Three suite configurations offer a variety of privacy options: four-person units with individual bedrooms and two bathrooms; four-person suites with two bedrooms and two bathrooms; and single-person apartments, primarily for residents with unique needs.

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