NMU hosts tours of new student residence

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is offering tours of their new student housing complex Wednesday and Thursday from 8 A.M to 4 P.M.

NMU is showing off their new residence hall with guided tours that last 15 minutes and are open to all members of the community. The new student housing complex is still under construction and close toed shoes are required and participants will be provided with a hard hat and safety glasses. The project started just over a year ago and the first phase will be completed in time for students to move in starting this fall.

The new residence hall, The Woods, will be housing for mostly incoming freshman and sophomore students. The Woods is already in high demand and will be ready for 400 students to move into in the next month.

“We’re really excited today to be able to show off our new residence halls to the Marquette and surrounding communities. It’s a big deal. Our applications exceeded our expectations in terms of counts and numbers and how many people are just wanting to live in the Woods,” said Northern Michigan University Director of Housing and Residence Life, Jeff Korpi.

The new dorms feature thirty percent larger rooms, more privacy options with two floor plans, and expanded study and TV areas that fit more students and are more inviting. A second phase that will house another 400 students will take place in January.

To sign up for a tour of The Woods, you can register online here.