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University of Wyoming to build new residence halls and parking garage

UW demolition of Wyo Hall to make room for new dormitories
UW demolition of Wyo Hall to make room for new dormitories(Mia Johnson)
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 6:20 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Legislature authorizing the construction and a green-light from Board of Trustees kick-started the process for the University of Wyoming to build two new residence halls and a parking garage.

The University has already demolished Wyo Hall to make room for one of the new dormitories. This dormitory will also feature a new dining hall to eventually replace Washakie.

“We’ve known for quite some time that our residence halls we currently have are outdated. They are all at least fifty years old now and it’s time for us to provide some new, more modern options for our students and also recognize that parking is an issue on campus,” said Chad Baldwin, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications for UW.

The residence halls are estimated to be ready within three years.

Baldwin said the end goal is updating and replacing all of the current dorms, but this is the first step in the renovations. The parking garage will most likely begin construction Summer 2021.

Baldwin said the University is motivated the new residence halls will draw attention from future students and become an asset of the campus.

“It’s also important just to have nice places where students can build a sense of community, especially in that first year. The designs that were approved are very much going to do that for our students,” said Baldwin.

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