MSU considers building new $35M residence hall as enrollment booms

2013-09-08T13:31:00Z MSU considers building new $35M residence hall as enrollment boomsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 08, 2013 1:31 pm  • 

BOZEMAN — Montana State University officials are considering building a $35 million, 400-bed residence to meet the demand for student housing.

The school will make a report on the plan to the Montana Board of Regents during the board's meeting Sept. 18 and 19 in Butte.

School officials say enrollment has grown 24 percent in the last six years and is expected to set a record by exceeding 15,000 this fall.

About 870 students live in the university's residence halls.

School officials say that in recent years the school has met demand by converting 272 rooms from single to double occupancy.

The school has also housed 218 freshmen in family and graduate apartments, and converted visitor apartments and lounge areas into rooms for 192 students.

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