Collaborative partnership between Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point creates new student housing option for Mid-State students
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Thanks to a new partnership between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mid-State students can now live in one of UW-Stevens Point’s co-ed residential halls. Representatives from both institutions formalized the arrangement with a signing event on Feb. 4 at Mid-State’s Stevens Point Campus.
The new housing option is available to any Mid-State student, whether they are full- or part-time, a recent high school student or an adult. Cost is the same as it is for UW-Stevens Point students at $3,500 to $4,000 per semester and includes a meal plan and residential life programming. The rooms include beds, bureaus, closets and desks for two students, and students will have the added benefit of living in the same residence hall in proximity to other Mid-State students or can request to room with a friend who may be attending UW-Stevens Point. Transportation between the UW-Stevens Point and Mid-State’s Stevens Point campuses will also be available.
In attendance at the event was Amherst High School student Hannah Hoffman. Hoffman said she was considering getting an apartment while attending Mid-State’s Nursing program in the fall but was feeling “iffy” about the expense and hassle. When she heard about the new residential hall living option for Mid-State students, her plans changed immediately. “I just think this is an awesome idea,” she said. “Now I can attend Mid-State and enjoy that dorm experience of meeting people and making friends while pursuing my degree.”
According to Mid-State president Dr. Shelly Mondeik, work on the partnership to create the new residential living option was a direct response to requests from Mid-State students. “The average age of our students is now 25 years old,” she said. “Having younger students also means some may appreciate or even need a residence hall, and anything we can do to keep students local ultimately serves the community and our employers.”
More details about the housing available and an application for students can be found at mstc.edu/housing.