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Energy efficient dorm opens at UWSP

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) --  A new energy efficient dorm is where some UW-Stevens Point upperclassman are now calling home.

Suites @ 201. It is UW-Stevens Point newest residential addition, and their biggest hit.

The suites are made mostly of recycled material, and the building is completely energy efficient.  But, not everyone gets to live in the lap of luxury.  The suites only allow students who graduated high school before the year 2009.

The four bedroom suites come with their own kitchen, private bedroom, and private bathroom.  Other UW-schools, like Oshkosh and Madison offer apartment style dorms. UWSP leaders say they hope the new suites will draw more students to campus.

Since the grand opening on Saturday, interest in the suites has been high. But, there is always room for improvement.

"We've already had requests for students to transfer in here from other dorms," Hall Director Christina Lorge-Grover said.

And for those students who already call it home, they stand by their decision.

"It is a way better deal. You pay it all up front, and you don't have to worry about utilities or get stressed out with bills," Casey Deremer, UWSP junior said as she sits in her new suite.

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