Construction begins on new housing complex



Yesterday afternoon students, faculty, staff and members of the Missouri Southern community gathered near Mills Anderson Justice Center for the groundbreaking of the new residence hall complex with a projected cost of $14 million.

“This is not a residence hall, this is an apartment complex,” said Darren Fullerton, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “There will be six individual buildings that will house a little over 200 students.”

There will be 51 units with four bedrooms and four bathrooms per unit. Each unit will also include a common living area, full kitchenette, cable, wifi, and washer and dryer.

“We are so excited about the added amenities that these students will be provided,” said Tyler Roby, residence hall assistant. “This new facility, is much more than that, it is our home. I have lived here for three years and it is a great opportunity. I have become more connected on campus.”

The new residence hall complex is projected to be completed and ready for students to move in by the fall semester of 2015.