TYLER - 'The Spirit of Stampede' is marching forward as renovations of existing Texas College residence halls are complete.
Meanwhile work continues on construction of a new dormitory to house both men and women.
The existing halls have new furnishings, up-to-date restrooms and washer and dryer accessibility on each floor.
In the existing halls, dorm rooms were gutted and equipped with new flooring, furniture and fixtures, and residence hall computer labs were enhanced.
Students are now occupying the renovated Fair Hall for women and Daniel Hall for men.
Rounding out the effort to provide improved residence halls is construction of an $8 million new dormitory still underway that will house an additional 214 students.
The new dormitory will open to students in January.
With the new dorm, Texas College will be able to house a total of 600 students.
Construction of the new dorm and renovation of two existing on-campus residence halls are part of a $19.3 million Phase one campus improvement project announced in October 2014.
The plan also includes expanding the college's dining facilities, renovating an existing athletic complex into a music hall, transforming the band hall into a fitness center, relocating the college's athletic complex, and adding 75 to 100 more parking spaces.