Out with the old, in with the new: Student residences get new name
Morrow, GA — Students heading back to live on campus this fall will notice something different about University Housing’s upperclassmen apartments. The formerly known Clayton Station has gotten a fresh coat of paint and a new name—Laker Village.
The Department of University Housing and Residence Life unveiled Laker Village over the summer in time for the fall 2016 school year. The new name offers a seamless connection with the freshman residential facility, Laker Hall, and reflects the image of the Clayton State University community.
“Clayton State University’s Housing and Residence Life department continues to see a high demand for apartment-style living among students,” says Jeff Jacobs, Dean of Students. “Laker Village offers the best housing option for our students—it’s adjacent to the campus, close to shopping and accessible to public transportation.”
Laker Village is also undergoing continued exterior and interior enhancements, in addition to signage changes to reflect the new name. The Department of University Housing and Residence Life will celebrate the name change during the first few weeks of move-in.
Laker Village is an apartment-style student residence for upperclassmen at Clayton State University. The facility offers approximately 840 beds in two- and four-bedroom suites options. Laker Village opened in 1998 as Clayton Place by private developer Place Properties and was later renamed Clayton Station by a subsequent owner. The housing complex was purchased by the University in 2011.