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The Tower Initiative

Indoor Features

The Tower will triple the amount of common space available to students, with expansive lounges in which to gather and study, and kitchens for preparing meals. Suite-style housing will fill the top floors, giving students more options for living.

An architect's rendering shows common areas in the new residential tower at Carthage College.

All the Ingredients for Community

We listened to the concerns and needs of students, and they expressed these needs:

  • Access to more social spaces for those in traditional residence halls
  • Collaborative areas for group study or organizational meetings
  • Full kitchens

Our new initiative checks off each of these. Construction will more than triple the amount of common space in the adjacent halls, providing shared lounges and an attractive, modern entry for all three buildings.

The common areas will include two seminar rooms and expansive lounges with a fireplace and performance stage, as well as a community kitchen for student bonding, culinary programs, and cooking over breaks.

Through an emphasis on common space, the Tower’s impact will extend beyond its residents. Gradual expansion forced the College to convert many hall lounges to rooms, and replacing those spaces is important for our students’ success.

An architect's rendering of a typical room in the new residential tower at Carthage College.

Suite-style Living

Residential suites will fill the top six floors of the Tower. Campus residents’ feedback indicated a desire for the suite-style housing, which accommodates four students with individual bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Carthage officials expect the new facility to serve as a new cost alternative for families, priced between the five traditional residence halls and the Oaks Residential Village.

Floor Plans

An architect's rendering shows a floor plan of the new residential tower at Carthage College.

An architect's rendering shows a floor plan in the new residential tower at Carthage College.

An architect's rendering shows a floor plan of the new residential tower at Carthage College. 

What’s Outside?