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William Carey breaks ground for new men's dormitory

Tommy King

President Tommy King

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University has broken ground for a new men’s residence hall.

The new building will adjoin Davis Hall, a women’s residence hall completed in 2013, and will be behind Braswell Hall on the south end of the Hattiesburg campus. It will be directly across from the Fail Softball Field.

The three-story building will alleviate a severe housing crunch at the university. It will house approximately 100 male residents in 50 rooms, each with a private bathroom. The residence hall is expected to be ready for occupancy in August 2015.

During the groundbreaking, Dr. Tommy King, WCU president, recognized guests, including members of the WCU Board of Trustees and representatives from the architect, Landry and Lewis, and the general contractor, Larry J. Sumrall Contractors. He spoke to the growth of the university, which has led to a need for the new building.

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