Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Indiana college breaks ground on $15 million residence hall

June 19, 2020
The building at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Vigo County will be the school's first new residence hall in more than 90 years.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $15 million residence and dining hall.

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports that the 49,070 square-foot building will house 92 students and is set to open in 2021. It will be the college's second residence hall and will be built next to the existing residence hall—Le Fer Hall, which opened in 1924.

Enrollment "has increased to the point where we needed a new residence hall," said Dottie King, college president.

The facility will have suite-style rooms and a mini-kitchen and living room in each suite; it will have a dining hall with a capacity of 500; and it will have a bookstore that will be relocated from Hulman Hall.

The project is being developed in partnership with Ohio-based University Housing Solutions, which builds housing primarily for private Catholic colleges.

Le Fer will continue as a residence hall; it now is being renovated.

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