Morrison Residence Hall might soon have company when it comes to housing options with super suites.
Rick Bradley, associate director of housing and residential education, said a new $29.3 million residence hall would be able to house about 276 students on South Campus.
He said the super suite-style residence hall would serve as a replacement for Odum Village, which is scheduled to close in 2015. The new option is expected to be located in the wooded area off of Ridge Road, between Rams Head Parking Deck and Morrison.
“We’re certainly at a point where to have an opening in fall 2016 is the plan,” Bradley said.
Bradley said the housing department partnered with a consulting firm in 2012 to conduct a survey about where students preferred to live. The results indicated that students were more inclined to go for low-cost options.
“Apartment-style housing is more preferred, but the cost is not affordable,” Bradley said.