Construction of Cal Poly’s new student housing community is on track and expected to be ready for the 2018-19 academic year, university officials said Friday during a tour of the facility.
The new dorms, at the Grand Avenue entrance, are expected to house 1,475 freshmen next fall.
A roof-mounted 1.1-megawatt solar system will help power the 12-acre complex, which also will include a welcome center, retail space and nature walking paths.
The dorms have a total projected cost of $198 million.
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The seven residence halls will be named for the Northern Chumash tribes found along the Central Coast. The complex itself is called yakʔitʸutʸu, and the residence halls are: elewexe, nipumūʔ, tiłhini, tsʰɨtqawɨ, tšɨłkukunɨtš, tsɨpxatu and tsɨtkawayu.