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Frostburg State University to Break Ground on New Residence Hall July 12

July 11th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Frostburg State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new student residence hall on Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be near Chesapeake Dining Hall along University Drive, which is adjacent to the site of the new hall in FSU’s Lower Quad. The media is invited to attend.

Speaking at the ceremony will be FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk, Md. State Sen. George Edwards, FSU Student Government Association President Benjamin Forrest and, representing the firms designing and building the project, Michael P. Roarty, vice president and regional manager for PJ Dick; and Charles Krimmel, senior associate and project manager for Perkins Eastman.

The residence hall, the first to be built at FSU in more than 40 years, is scheduled to be completed in 2020. The six-story, 125,000-square-foot hall will feature 431 beds arranged in residential units of two to four beds, with one to two bathrooms per units. The facility will include study spaces, lounges, a shared kitchen and laundry rooms. The estimated cost is $44 million.

The residence hall project is being accompanied with extensive renovations of the five other halls in the Lower Quad, the newest of which was built in 1976. The first two, Annapolis and Cumberland Halls, are currently under renovation.

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