New NMU dorms right on schedule

MARQUETTE — According to Northern Michigan University Housing and Residence Life director Jeff Korpi, the new dorms are currently right on schedule.

The first phase of the $88 million project will have 400 students staying there beginning this fall. The other two phases of the project will wrap up in 2018.

Students staying at ‘The Woods’ will have 30% more living space than the other dorms on campus.

“I think it’s room size, privacy and the enhanced options with the study lounge and the social lounge that I think students are going to enjoy,” said Korpi. “I think they’re going to be able to build a community pretty well over here and enjoy some privacy while doing it, so we’re excited about that.”

Each floor of the new dorms will have a study lounge and a social area for students to socialize in. Once all the dorms are completed, the Gant, Payne, Spaulding, and Halverson dormitories will be demolished.