Groundbreaking ceremony planned for new NSU residence halls

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its two new residence halls at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20.

The ceremony will take place at the location of one of the planned residence halls, south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building on the NSU campus.

This new hall will provide a “pod” style design, with eight to 10 traditional double rooms situated around a common living space and community bathroom. The other hall, which will be built where Lindberg Hall currently sits, will be designed with a series of semi-suites and suites offering both double and single rooms.

The first floor of each building will include a lounge, game room, meeting room and office space. Laundry facilities, smaller lounges and study areas will be included on each floor. The buildings will be air conditioned with wireless network access provided throughout.

Site work will begin in early April, with construction starting in early June. Both halls will be completed by July 2018.

These two halls as well as Wolves Memorial Suites, which will open in fall 2017, will offer a total of almost 450 new beds on campus. That means by fall 2018, it’s anticipated that over half of NSU’s residence hall occupants will live in new facilities.

The April 20 groundbreaking is open to the public. Following the ceremony, Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will be held on campus. That event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms.

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