ODESSA - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin officials and students broke ground on a new three-story residence and dining hall project across from the Science and Technology Building.
Total cost for the 120,842-sf building is $39.3 million with funding from Revenue Financing System Bond Proceeds.
The facility will include 312 beds and a two-story dining hall and kitchen wing.
The dining hall will serve about 750 students and can seat 375. Completion is expected in late July 2016 and the opening is planned for fall 2016.
In fall 2016, the university will add football, creating more need for housing.
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