The university says the project, known as Coyote Village, will consist of a series of small homes that will house five students apiece. The homes will be two-story structures and will contain kitchenettes, laundry and other accommodations to help students create a home away from home.
Seven homes will be built in this phase of construction.
“Building these small homes allows us to grow our campus at the same pace as our enrollment,” said Ken Oliver, vice president of advancement and university operations. “It’s not only fiscally responsible, but it’s a tremendous improvement in the student experience. These sorts of homes are what students are looking for, and we’re proud to integrate them into our campus.”
The university’s last construction of new student housing was Wesley Hall, which was completed in 1969.
The university, which was established in 1886, has an enrollment of 812, according to its website.