ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University held a groundbreaking ceremony for its two new residence halls on Thursday, April 20.
About 100 people attended the ceremony, including NSU students, faculty, staff and administration; city and state officials; and members of the business community. The event took 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.
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.