UE holds groundbreaking ceremony for new dorm

Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 5:19 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Work is underway on a new residence hall at the University of Evansville.

The new residence hall will be replacing Morton Hall and Brentano Hall, a project set to be complete next August.

University officials say the new hall will house 293 students at full capacity. It will have a mix of four to six bedroom pod structures.

Officials say they’ll have enhanced technology to meet the needs of students in this current and future generation. Keystone Construction representatives say construction on the building will actually start next Monday.

”So as we begin to talk about the university and academics for the 21st century, we also want to make sure we have the infrastructure necessary also for the 21st century,” said UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “And we’re delighted to be able to do this on Walnut Street in particular because we know for the University of Evansville, Walnut Street is the front door for the university. Many people see our university.”

Now, you may be wondering what UE is going to name this new residence hall. They say there will be a separate announcement for that.

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