RMU renovating residence halls in next five summers


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Brittany Mayer, News Manager

Robert Morris University just announced that over the next five summers, major changes will be made to the 14 residence halls on campus.

“Robert Morris University will make major improvements to most of its 14 residence halls, including restoring lounges, renovating bathrooms, and upgrading heating and air conditioning systems,” according to the press release.

Residence halls like Marshall, Ross and Gallatin  were renovated in 2007 and 2009. Now these residence halls will be brought up-to-date.

Close to 2,000 students live at RMU. Students have made it known that they want renovations to the halls. They also want the lounge spaces back that were transitioned into rooms.

“Living on campus is an important component to student engagement and academic success,” said John Michalenko, vice president for student life at RMU in the press release. “We are investing in our students’ well-being and personal growth and development.”

The renovations include:

  • Summers of 2018 and 2019: restrooms, shower rooms, laundry rooms and lounges in all residence halls. Washington Hall will see new furniture, appliances, and painted hallways and stairwells.
  • Summers of 2019, 2020 and 2021: Lexington Hall will have new furniture, new counter-tops and a new roof. Yorktown Hall will receive lighting, furniture, windows and ventilation and water systems.
  • Summers of 2020, 2021 and 2022: Washington Hall will receive new lounges, student meeting rooms and game rooms. Marshall Hall, Gallatin Hall and Ross Hall will have total renovations.

For more information on the renovations of residence halls, visit http://www.rmu.edu/News.aspx?id=1855.