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Dorm to be built soon at GVSU

Associated Press

Allendale — Grand Valley State University in western Michigan is building another residence hall to meet the demand for campus housing.

There will be about 500 beds, three classrooms, a bagel shop and other amenities. The $37 million dorm should open for the start of the 2016-17 school year. It will raise campus housing capacity to 6,300 students.

Grand Valley housing director Andy Beachnau tells The Grand Rapids Press that students who live on campus tend to take more classes. He says there’s a need for more housing because many students are doubled up in rooms planned for only one person.

Grand Valley hasn’t built a residence hall in Allendale since 2010.