University of Kansas to begin building new dorms

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is ready to begin construction of two five-story halls that will house 350 students.

Groundbreaking for the $47.8 million project is scheduled for next Wednesday.

The new residence halls will include two- and four-person suites. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2015, with the first students moving in that August.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the nearly 50-year-old McCollum Hall will be torn down in the summer of 2015.

Beginning in September, students will be able to sign up online to live in the new halls.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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