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Innovative idea at Malone University – A Hostel for Commuter Students!

August 6, 2014 | Release # 6941

Commuter Hostel

Malone University will offer something brand new in the way of student housing this fall. The University is opening – for the first time – a hostel for current commuter students. The arrangement provides an affordable overnight accommodation on campus to support academic success as well as involvement in campus activities. This special student housing is also available for graduate students, and may become particularly useful to commuters during poor weather conditions.

According to Melody Scott, dean of students, "'We know students have a stronger academic experience when they have access to campus, and we wanted to continue to meet the evolving needs of college students."

The idea - based on a model begun at the University of British Columbia - offers a creative use of six available rooms in underclassmen residence halls. Accommodations for each student costs $30/night with linens provided for an extra nominal fee. Rooms include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, and wifi. Cable television and a microwave are available in a community lounge area. Reservations can be made a maximum of two nights in a seven day period, not to exceed six days per month. Same-day reservations are available until 3 p.m.

The service will be available Sundays through Thursdays during the academic year and, during their stay, guests will be expected to adhere to the Christian university's Community Agreement.

For detailed information, click here.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424

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