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Fri May 4, 2018, 02:46 AM

State places moratorium on University of Wyoming dorm demolition, construction

LARAMIE — The future of housing options at the University of Wyoming — and the fate of UW’s aging residence halls — are now in the hands of a legislative task force formed to provide guidance on the expensive process of revamping campus housing.

With two different 10-year housing plans commissioned since 2015 — one before and one after the state financial crisis — UW is looking to replace or revitalize its residence halls, some of which are half a century old and all of which are falling behind the standards set by competitor institutions.

On top of recruiting new students, both plans called for establishing a range of suite-options, encouraging sophomores and upperclassmen to continue living on campus.

“There is no doubt our students prefer to move off campus after freshman year,” UW Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn said.

Read more: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/state-places-moratorium-on-uw-dorm-demolition-construction/article_e44bec60-20fb-5196-8309-fac44a89a358.html

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