To celebrate the grand opening of Cal State San Bernardino’s new on-campus student housing community and dining complex, Coyote Village and Coyote Commons, the university will host a ribbon-cutting event Monday, Sept. 17, from 2-3 p.m. in the courtyard of Coyote Village.CSUSB faculty, staff and students are invited to join the event, which will feature several speakers, including CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales and other university representatives.CSUSB’s annual Convocation reception will take place immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new Coyote Commons from 3-5 p.m.Coyote Village is 114,000 square feet and offers more than 400 beds for first-year students. The new facility features study and living spaces, a large multipurpose room, a community kitchen, a spacious courtyard, a dedicated wing for the university’s Honors Program, and will be home to two faculty members participating in the faculty-in-residence program during the 2018-19 academic year. This is the first phase of a larger residential community that will eventually serve an additional 1,200 students.Coyote Commons, adjacent to Coyote Village, is 50,300 square feet and is open to all students, faculty and staff. The dining hall features a full range of cuisines, both self-serve and full-service food stations, late-night dining, a convenience store and outdoor spaces for meetings and social functions. Coyote Commons can seat up to 700 people in its dining area and has a 50-seat mezzanine and private dining room. All food stations will offer vegan and vegetarian options.The new student housing community and dining complex is the largest single capital project in the university’s history, costing $95.8 million, which is funded through rental rates of students living in the residence halls. No state general fund dollars were committed to this project.Both Coyote Village and Coyote Commons are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified, the most widely used green building rating system in the world.For hours of operation and additional information about the new dining complex, visit the Coyote Commons website.For more information about the new student housing community, visit the Coyote Village website.