MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia University Board of Governors has approved a new master plan for student housing that will expand and modernize accommodations in Morgantown.
Vice President for Finance Narvel Weese says on-campus housing hasn't kept pace with enrollment. Most buildings are more than 25 years old. The plan ensures safe, affordable, quality housing.
Weese said Friday WVU has limited ability to accommodate graduate and professional students, veterans or international students.
The final cost of the plan will depend on market conditions, but it's the result of a two-year process involving students, parents, faculty and administration.
The plan will add 1,555 beds to university housing.
It calls for adding 979 beds in 2014, 558 beds in 2015 with the replacement of the College Park apartments and another 1,112 beds in 2016.