Here's a rundown of renovations to residence halls on the MU campus.
- The hall is to reopen in August 2014.
- The hall will have 301 beds.
- There will be more single rooms for staff, residents and students with special needs.
- Additional small study spaces
The hall will have a female-only section for 2014-2015 school year.
Johnston will be the first residence hall to be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
VIRGINIA AVENUE SOUTH
- The name may change once construction is complete.
- There will be 331 beds.
- It will be a co-ed dorm with single and double rooms.
- Virginia Avenue South will be the second hall on campus but the first brand new residence hall to be LEED certified, similar to Johnston.
- There are plans to have community-style bathrooms designed to accommodate both genders.
- Students will be included in the discussion whether to use the bathrooms as gender neutral or gender specific.
- Wolpers will reopen in August 2015.
It will have approximately 312 beds.
- Upgraded furnishing and furniture will be included.
- Improved fire sprinklers will be installed.
- Dorms will be co-ed.
- The building will be LEED certified.
DOBBS REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE I
- Jones will close December 2014.
- Students to be relocated based on their preferences.
- A new residence hall will open west of Lathrop Hall for Fall 2016.
- Another new residence hall with an adjoining dining center will open Fall 2017 in the old Jones location.
- The two new residence halls will have an exterior appearance similar to Southwest Campus Housing.
- The interior will be traditional single and double student rooms with a community bathroom layout.
- Dobbs Pavilion dining center will serve through Summer 2017 and will not close until the new dining center is built and operational.
DOBBS REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE II
- A proposal for Phase II will follow the completion of Phase I.
- Part II will include the demolition of Laws and Lathrop halls.
- Three new residence halls may be constructed in their place.