New mid-campus residence halls in high demand

Monday, September 14, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 11:06 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 14, 2009

COLUMBIA — The three newest MU residence halls, Galena, Hawthorn and Dogwood, have proved to be popular living choices not only for new students but returning students as well.

“It’s right in the middle of everything," sophomore Alex Beech said. Beech is a resident of Hawthorn Residence Hall. "You don’t need to drive anywhere, and the rec center is right next door. It just made sense.”

Construction of the residential halls began in summer 2007 and was completed in time for the start of this semester. Ripe with that new-building smell of fresh paint and flooring, the halls have a mixture of single, double and double-suite rooms on each of the four floors.