Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, will break ground later this month on the first new student housing on campus in nearly 50 years.
The university says construction of the nearly 90,000-square-foot Campus View Suites will continue throughout 2015-16, and the facility will be completed before the 2016-17 school year begins. The complex will have space for 350 students.
The new development will be immediately west of an existing residence hall, Nisson Towers, which was built in 1968 and was the last student housing built at Dixie State.
The new complex will have suites that accommodate six students each. Students will have the option to share a bedroom with another student or have one to themselves. Each suite will have a living room space, kitchenette and eating space, and bathroom with sinks separate from shower and toilet rooms to help alleviate congestion.
The complex also will have a large full kitchen, computer area and laundry room on each floor. The facility also will feature a multipurpose room, three activity/lounge areas, an exercise room and a conference room.