Students move from anticipation to excitement as they become the first tenants in Mosaic Village
“Today is a new beginning,” said Aisha Barnard, a junior from Michigan who is eager to experience apartment living for the first time. Her friend, Jasmine Neblett, a junior from Maryland, looked forward to having her own room and sharing a bathroom with only one other person.
Quintin Jernigan, a junior from Greenville, N.C., also looked forward to his first experience living on his own. “It’s also convenient,” he said. “It’s close to the store and to the campus, plus we can ride the trolley.” As he moved into his four-bedroom suite, he noted that living with friends is another benefit. “I know the people I’m with, so it’s cool,” he said.
Having a fully equipped kitchen is a plus for Shanae Bowman, a senior from Naples, Fla., whose meal plan doesn’t cover weekends. She plans to do some cooking this year. “It means a lot to live here,” she added, noting it’s the best of both worlds. “I’ve been able to live off campus in an apartment, and then I moved back to campus last year. It feels freer to be here while still being near campus.”
Students socialize and shoot the first-ever game of pool at the new Mosaic Village residential and retail facility on West Trade Street.
By 4:30 p.m. on opening day, nearly half of the 179 students who had signed leases had settled in. “It’s cool. I like the structure, the furniture and the bigger bed,” said Kalessa Grigsby, a junior from Los Angeles.
“I don’t have to use as much gas anymore,” said Kianna Culver, a senior from Durham, N.C., who was commuting to campus from across Charlotte. “I feel we’re getting something that’s worth our money. We’re very glad to be here.”Return to Latest News