Breaking Ground: Construction Begins on New Residence Hall

On Saturday, April 2 a single purple and white tent on the northwest end of campus was filled with an
electric atmosphere that spilled out into the entire Truman campus. Under that tent, a crowd of dignitaries,
faculty members, and students gathered to break ground for Truman’s new residence hall.

The Truman community joined together to hear speeches, enjoy refreshment, and turn over the first shovels
of earth on the residence hall site. This yet-to-be-named residence hall, slated to be open to students by fall 2006,
marks the beginning of a $91 million renovation and expansion project. All residence halls and the Student Union
Building will be renovated and modernized, starting with the Student Union Building this summer and Missouri Hall
in the fall of 2006.


General information about the new residence hall includes:

Location: Northwest corner of campus west of the Student Recreation Center.
Number of floors: 4
Dining options: Students will dine next door in Centennial Hall and there will be a convenience store located in the building.
On each floor: Each floor will have a main lounge, a laundry room, one study lounge, and one study/computer lounge.
In each room: Each room will be air conditioned and consist of a living room, two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and each resident will have their own closet.

For more information on the construction and renovation project, visit Residence Life’s website at