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Dartmouth College buys property near campus for student housing

June 26, 2024
The college's goal is to increase the availability of housing on or close to the Hanover, New Hampshire, campus.

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has paid $23.5 million for four properties within walking distance of campus as part of a plan to substantially increase undergraduate housing.

Dartmouth says the acquisition is part of College President Sian Leah Beilock’s pledge to add 1,000 new beds for students, faculty, and staff over the next decade.

“Creating more walkable, on-campus housing for students is a top priority and will contribute to the well-being of our undergraduate community,” says Josh Keniston, senior vice president for capital planning and campus operations. “We know the housing shortage is a major stressor, and we are eager to meaningfully address this issue.”

The lots, surrounded by Dartmouth-owned land, were purchased from Jolin Kish, an alumna and private residential developer.

Dartmouth is also making progress on updating and renewing its existing residences. Zimmerman Hall and Brace Commons are being renovated and will reopen in time for fall term, and work is beginning this summer on an overhaul of Fayerweather Hall, which is expected to be ready for occupancy in fall 2026.


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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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