FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Each year, more students are choosing to attend the University of North Alabama. And to accomadate those new students, the school is expanding. Earlier this year, the university opened a student commons building, which houses more campus restaurants and a bank. Now the university plans to add new dorms.
“This effort is to modernize our student housing for the next thirty years at the university and provide our students state of the art facilities,” said David Shields, vice president of student affairs
Shields confirms the new dorms will hold about 764 new students.The new dorms will look like traditonal dorms, with two people per room.The dorms will also include a larger storage area for students and a storm shelter.
“What i see for the university is significant growth and development over the next several years. We have tremendous facility, we have tremendous staff, we have top notice programs and activities here. This certainly is a university where students can come to and realize their academic and out of class excitement and dreams,” said Shields.
The university is currently waiting on biders before it starts the building process. The new dorms will open in 2015.