High enrollment leads to new dorms at LSU

20 10 2011
(New LSU Res Hall PKG script)

A new residential hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012 to help offset the increase in enrollment at LSU.

“We’ve seen a demand in housing increase as the enrollment increases,” said LSU Residential Life Director Steve Waller. “We’re well under way for completion this fall of 2012.”

The last three freshman classes at LSU have been some of the biggest in the university’s history. In the fall of 2009, LSU had a freshman class of 4,789, a class of 5,481 in the fall of 2010 and an incoming class of 5,490 for the 2011 fall semester.

Another residential hall will be built near Kirby Smith Hall, where some of the Hart Parking Lot currently exists. Waller expects construction to begin the fall of 2012.

“It’ll be just south of the enchanted forest,” Waller said. “We’re in the design phase right now and we’re hoping that will open potentially in 2014 at the earliest, 2015 at the latest”

In the map below, “A” represents the location for the new residential hall currently under construction. It is expected to open for the 2012 fall semester. “B” is where another residential hall is scheduled to be built. Construction for that project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012.
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