ATU Invests in Residence Hall Improvements

Arkansas Tech University is enhancing its student housing facilities during summer 2017 by implementing $2.4 million in renovations.

The building updates were approved by the ATU Board of Trustees during its March 2017 meeting.

The largest projects include waterproofing the roof and improving the heating, ventilation and air conditioning at Caraway Hall as well as painting the walls and updating the flooring in Paine Hall.

Stadium Suites is receiving a new roof, paint and flooring. Nutt Hall and M Street Hall will be equipped with new furniture in some rooms to provide for reduced rate triple beds. A total of 1,000 mattresses will be replaced throughout the campus. New paint will be applied and updated flooring will be installed at Tucker Hall. Water infiltration issues at Jones Hall are being addressed.

The summer renovations also include the replacement of stair treads, laundry area improvements, painting, door access upgrades and other small projects throughout ATU’s 16 student housing facilities.

“Consistent building maintenance is an important aspect of providing appropriate living accommodations for our students,” said Aaron Hogan, associate dean for residence life at ATU. “Annual summer renovation projects are selected by the Division of Student Services and the Office of Administration and Finance in order to ensure that the most pressing needs are met. The end goal of each of these projects is to create comfortable living environments that support the academic and personal growth opportunities that are made available to students through living on campus.”

Learn more about student housing at Arkansas Tech University.

Photographed: Nutt Residence Hall is among the housing facilities at Arkansas Tech University that are receiving enhancements in preparation for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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