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After a five-year wait, Jewish students at an Illinois college will become the first in America to have their own official Jewish living quarters.

The first university-affiliated Jewish living space in the U.S. will open next school year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Started in 2017, the Chabad property, will have 32 two-bedroom dorms. Each suite will include furniture, Smart TVs, and Wi-Fi, which will be building-wide. Also included will be housekeeping, a drink and snack bar and study cubicles.

The property will be set up as private certified housing affiliated with the university. The program allows privately-owned buildings to be open to students in need of a room.