With the recent growth in university attendance (up by 1 million each year since 2007), schools across the US are running out of places to put their undergraduates. We’ve heard horror stories of freshmen being housed in distant hotels for entire semesters while administrations struggle to find adequate housing. But now, many schools have begun housing projects to build new dorms and apartments for their students.
This week, the University of Arkansas announced a new 1,200 bed dorm construction project, and the University of Texas, Denton announced a new 430-bed dorm. Berklee College of Music (near our hometown) also recently started construction on a new dorm on Mass Ave. All three projects are planned to be completed for the incoming class in the Fall of 2013.