HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Students, faculty and administrators at William Carey University broke ground Wednesday morning for a new $4.5 million residence hall. It will house 96 female students and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.
The three-story dorm will be the 9th residence hall on the Hattiesburg campus. The oldest two dorms at the university date back to 1911.
"Because of the generosity of supporters and good financial management, we have the cash on hand to pay for this and that's always good news," said Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University.
Carey will also begin construction soon on a new soccer dressing room and will start renovating the "old store" building near the campus next week. Fundraising will also begin soon for a new business building.