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UWEC to use St. Bede's as dormitory

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - UW-Eau Claire will be putting dormitories into a former convent.

The UW-Eau Claire foundation bought St. Bede's Monastery a couple of years ago. Twenty-five percent is being used as a children's center.  Another large portion will be used as student housing this fall. The plan is to allow 22 students to live there.

"What we would do is we would make this available to any students who are interested in living in that kind of a setting. It's a unique setting, and these would be single rooms for students so they would not have roommates, and we think it would be attractive for a certain number of students who are interested in a more pastoral setting, give a little bit more privacy to them," says Mike Rindo, a UW-Eau Claire Vice Chancellor.

The university says it needs to do some things like painting and a little remodeling to create a student lounge in the facility. The goal is to eventually add classrooms there as well.

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