Campus Renovations

Michigan University Approves $5.8M in Housing Renovations

The Board of Control at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) in University Center, Mich., recently approved $5.8 million in renovations to campus residence halls, according to local news. The Board approved the funds during its regular meeting on Dec. 16, citing the title of “best dorms” among all public U.S. universities that it’s won for the past four years from the website Niche.

The Board approved $3.8 million in renovations to Pine Grove apartments, which were built in 1986, and $2 million in renovations to Tranquil Hall, built in 1971. Construction on both projects is scheduled to begin in May 2023, local news reports.

In the same meeting, the Board also voted to approve $400,000 to improve flooring in Ryder Center. It also formally approved renovations to Brown Hall, on which some preliminary work has already begun. Construction on that project will begin in May 2024. The State of Michigan is contributing $21.8 million in state funds, and SVSU is contributing $7 million.

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