The selling point of a new student housing center on Jacksonville’s Southside is that it’s more than just a place to stay, it’s a way of life. Frasatti Newman Hall opened earlier this month, offering college students with a spiritual compass a place to stay.
TROY, Ala.—Justice Gray, an incoming college freshman who attends church regularly and abstains from alcohol, wasn’t keen on living in a dorm full of partyers. So she opted for a new housing option that just made its debut at Troy University, a public college here: a faith-based residence hall.
Two secular universities will offer dorms specifically for Catholic students in 2013’s fall semester.
Florida Institute of Technology, a private research institution, broke ground on the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Student Residence last month. The Catholic News Service reports a similar groundbreaking ceremony at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville for St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, which includes a dormitory and chapel, in October.