LAFAYETTE — Women who attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and called the Rose Garden home can buy a piece of the demolished dormitory
A limited number of commemorative bricks from Evangeline Hall, Baker-Huger Hall and Bonin Hall are available for $100.
The older dorms are being demolished to make way for new student housing.
Baker-Huger Hall and Evangeline Hall no longer stand.
Demolition crews continued taking down Bonin Hall on Monday; the work should be complete within the next two weeks, said William Crist, ULL facility management director.
Each brick includes a commemorative plate with the names of the three dorms and their operational dates, said David Comeaux, ULL interim development director.
“It’s really an opportunity to give people a memento that gives them good memories of their college days,” Comeaux said.
Proceeds from the brick sales will be designated for supplies for the new residence halls such as microwaves, furniture or other needs, Comeaux said.
The three older dorms are being replaced by two new buildings capable of housing 882 students.
ULL President Joseph Savoie has said the names of the demolished dorms will adorn new buildings on campus.
The construction project for the Rose Garden area also includes the renovations of Harris Hall, which will house 122 students, and Randolph Hall, which will become a student activity and learning center.
Buchanan Hall, the oldest building in the Rose Garden, will be used as flexible campus office space, according to a university news release.
The Rose Garden project is part of a phased effort to boost the number of housing options for students on campus.
The new buildings are a change from traditional dorms with single- or double-occupancy rooms and communal bathrooms.
The new halls offer students choices of semi-private suites each with its own bathroom and kitchenette area.
The first phase of construction is continuing along Taft Street, where in August more than 460 students moved into the new Baker Hall.
In January, more than 400 students will move into the adjacent new Huger Hall.
The Rose Garden projects are on schedule, and students are expected to move in by August 2012, Crist said.
Those interested in the commemorative bricks can contact the ULL Development Office by Oct. 28 at (337) 482-0922 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.