NAU President John Haeger, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon with help from Arizona Board of Regents president Fred Boice, left, and Ernest Calderón, vice president, at a gathering last week to officially open NAU’s newest residence hall, Aspen Crossing Learning Community.

Aspen Crossing will house about 360 students in 181 suite-style rooms, meaning two rooms—four residents—share each bathroom. This year the hall will be limited to freshmen who are part of an academic living community, such as in business, biomedical professions or physics and astronomy.

Students will begin moving in Aug. 21.