7 Must-See Lakeside Neighborhood Community Features
October 24, 2019
By Luke Woodling ’17MBA
Get a preview of the various ways the new Lakeside Neighborhood will focus on wellness and build community at Rollins.
Think of this modern-yet-cozy space as the neighborhood’s living room. Thanks to its open-concept design and pool and lake views, the 1,238-square-foot lounge is sure to rank high on your list of best campus spots to study, meet with professors, or just catch up with classmates.
2. Pool & Outdoor Space
The centrally located pool and deck will offer more than 12,000 square feet of aquatic recreation and relaxation. Soak up the sun while studying on the spacious pool deck or stay cool in one of the tree-canopied meeting spaces that line Lake Virginia.
3. Fitness Center + Movement Studio
Keeping fit will be a breeze thanks to the 3,080-square-foot fitness center and its array of exercise equipment. Next door, the 1,200-square-foot movement studio will host everything from yoga and meditation to group fitness classes.
4. Market and Café
Imagine having your favorite coffee shop and café just a few steps from your door. The neighborhood’s on-site café and market will offer everything from healthy snacks and groceries to Fair Trade coffee and fresh-pressed juice. The co-working space will feature both community and private tables so you can collaborate on a team project or hone in on acing that midterm.
The neighborhood features ADA-compliant walkways and paths, ADA accessibility at all building entrances, and three elevators that provide accessible vertical circulation to all floors. Twenty-six ADA-compliant units are distributed throughout the neighborhood, and every room complies with FHA accessibility guidelines. All community amenities and outdoor spaces—from the pool and deck to the fitness center and café—are also ADA compliant.
6. On-Site Student Services
The Office of Residential Life & Explorations and the Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement will be headquartered on the first floor, so help with everything from on-campus living to student organizations is always just down the hall. Next door, the Lucy Cross Center will provide a welcoming and inclusive space for students, staff, and faculty to form community, establish networks, and promote social justice.
7. A Community for All
Lakeside’s many amenities aren’t just for residents. In fact, from the fitness center and movement studio to the lounge and café, all of the neighborhood’s common areas are designed for residential and non-residential students alike. Non-residential students will even have access to showers and lockers, making it easier to take advantage of everything the community has to offer.
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