A new residence hall is on schedule to open on the north side of the Southeast Missouri State campus next fall. It will offer 262 beds. The board of regents Friday is expected to approve a project to construct a new dorm at the River Campus. The plans call for suite-style housing, a common lounge, laundry, and exercise space. Academic space will be on the first floor of the three-story building, with dorm rooms on the upper two. Southeast Residential Life director Bruce Skinner tells KZIM KSIM this is a new concept to allow for more instruction space and help solve their housing shortage. Bonds will be issued to fund the 16-million-dollar project. Revenues from housing contracts and meal plans from students will retire the bonds. Bids would be let out in February 2013 with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2014. The board meets at 10 AM.
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