Eagle Landing

Eagle Landing, March 2012

Building History

Eagle Landing and the neighboring shopping complex, Eagle Village, are named for the University of Mary Washington’s mascot, the eagle. The apartment complex opened to University students in the Fall of 2010, but the overall plan is not complete as of 2012.[1. “Eagle Village,” Eagle Village, http://www.eaglevillage.com/about (accessed March 8, 2012).] Eagle Landing is considered Phase I in the construction process of  Eagle Village, and currently shares space with multiple restaurants and retail stores meant to appeal to the school’s youthful occupants.[2. “Eagle Village.” Eagle Village. http://www.eaglevillage.com/about (accessed March 8, 2012).] Eagle Landing is one of the few buildings on campus that was privately funded.[3. “Eagle Village.” Eagle Village. http://www.eaglevillage.com/about (accessed March 8, 2012).] The construction of Eagle Landing also led to the new covered walkway that bridges U.S. Route 1 and allows far safer crossings for the apartment’s residents, while extending the boundaries of campus across U.S. Route 1.  It houses 624 co-ed upperclassmen students in apartment style rooms with more self-sufficiency facilities than the traditional dormitories. Eagle Landing is unique in that residents may sign an academic year or full year contract and is open during all academic breaks, adding to the myriad of housing options available suit to UMW students’ tastes.[4. “Eagle Landing,” Residence Life, http://students.umw.edu/residencelife/housing-and-operations/first-year-residence-halls/eagle-landing (accessed February 21, 2012).]

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