ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT) -- With the record-breaking number of students living on campus because of the coronavirus pandemic, Trine University is getting a much-needed addition.
University spokesperson James Tew says they’re delighted to start the building of a new residence hall for the incoming students.
Tew says, “We needed to add some additional housing to not only house the students and also maintain the best quality residential experience possible for them.”
The $5.5 million building was approved in October by the university's board of trustees.
Tew believes students won’t just have a nice place to live, but their grades and overall experience will be positively impacted.
Tew says, “We also realize that college is more than just a classroom and a big part of education here at Trine in getting students connected and feeling like a valued and a part of the campus is giving them a nice place to live.”
The new residence hall is expected to be completed by the fall of 2021.
Tew says students show up better when they have a staff who cares for them like family.
He says, “What we provide in student housing is to make our students feel a part of the campus like they are valued and cared for and that they really feel at home during their four years here.”