PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia University welcomed the first students on Monday to an old building with a lot of history, much of which has been transformed into a residence hall.

The building that once housed Woman’s Medical College still has ambulances bringing people to health care in one part, but 145,000 square feet is now called home by about 300 Philly U. students, including junior Kelli Kowalewski of Shamong, New Jersey. She’s in a four person suite, and sweet it is…

“We have two bathrooms. There’s a bathroom in here for my other two roommates and then we have our own bathroom, as well. I really like that everything is new.  It’s not dirty. It doesn’t seem like there’s going to be a problem trying to operate it or anything.”

Bill Bostic’s Axis Construction Management led the rehab and says this is a keeper…

“Absolutely, Yeah, yeah, it’s a great project to have on the resume. We love it. We love doing things like this.”

Buses and vans connect students to campus less than a mile away.

Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio.

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