UWS Students Moving into New Halls

Posted at: 08/29/2013 11:49 AM
Updated at: 08/29/2013 10:41 PM

At UW-Superior, some students are moving into newly renovated residence halls this school year.

It cost $15 million to fully renovate Ross-Hawkes Hall this summer. They aren't quite finished, but hundreds of students will move in Thursday, checking out all the features the new residence halls have to offer.

Hall manager Brody Bakken said they've been waiting to show it off all summer.

"This is the most exciting day of they year. All of our new students, our freshmen, are moving in today. We have a lot of parents, a lot of families and a lot of excited new students," said Bakken.

There's fresh paint on the walls and new carpet in the halls, and there's some new features, too.

Senior, Jessica Schubring, lived in Ross Hall last year before it was renovated. Now she's living in a suite with three of her friends.

"Before we didn't have suites at all in Ross. The bathrooms are a lot more easier to maneuver and a lot more spacious now," said Schubring.

Thursday kicks off the Weekend of Welcome for the students. Classes start Tuesday.