Graduate Student Housing: Bringing More Life to the Living Experience


SCUP Annual Conference

Long Beach, CA


Bill LaPatra

Date & Time:

07.25.2022 | 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Graduate school can be intense and stressful, but with the right tools, higher education planners can support graduate student wellness and inclusion through housing design and operations. This session will illustrate how the University of California (UC) Irvine’s design-build process for a new graduate student housing complex, Verano 8, helped its occupants to thrive.

Join Mithun partner Bill LaPatra for “Graduate Student Housing: Bringing More Life to the Living Experience” to learn valuable new tools, techniques, and a wellness framework with broad relevance and potential application at other institutions to create a healthy and inclusive graduate student living experience.

Bill’s co-presenters include UC Irvine senior director of Student Housing Facilities Operations and Capital Projects Melissa Falkenstien, UC Irvine senior director of Graduate and Family Housing Jennifer Martinez, and UC Irvine executive director of Student Housing Timothy Trevan.

Date Posted: 07.25.2022