As Enrollment Increases, Campus Housing Occupancy Rises
The university has experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment numbers recently. If the trend continues as expected, additional on-campus housing is needed to accommodate the increase in students.
In response to this need, plans are underway to construct a new four-story, 81,200 square foot student residence hall that will provide an additional 304 beds on campus. The new building will be located to the east of Crosby Hall and will replace Northgate Buildings D and E.
The dorm was initially slated to open in fall 2016, but university projections for enrollment indicated that the Oxford campus would not be able to accommodate the 2015 freshman class with the housing space that is currently available.
“Student enrollment continues to increase dramatically and the demand for on-campus housing follows,” said Chad Hunter, associate university architect. “The design of this new dormitory will be extremely similar to the Ridge dorms.”
Construction will begin on the project in May 2014 with an estimated completion date of July 1, 2015. The new dorm will be available for housing students in August 2015 in time for the start of the fall semester. Roy Anderson Corporation is serving as contractor.
Northgate D & E