Plans for new residence ease housing woes


The University is in the early process of planning a new residence.

The need for additional living space comes from an anticipated influx of students in 2003, when a doubling of university applicants is expected.

Since first-year students make up the majority in residence and, if the University is to keep its guarantee of space in residence to students with a 75 per cent or greater average, an additional residence is needed.

Although details aren't being released until the plan is approved by the Board of Governors, Mary Keyes, associate vice-president of student affairs, says she has “made visits to several sites to get some ideas.”

Pending approval by the Board, construction is slated for completion by 2002.