KENOSHA — Officials at Carthage College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the college’s future residence hall, nicknamed “The Tower.” Last weekend was the college’s Homecoming weekend.
The 43,000-square-food building will house up to 126 students in “suite-style” housing and will have two floors for versatile common spaces. The building will connect to the existing Joseph Johnson and Madrigrano Family residence halls.
Kimberlie Goldsberry, vice president for student affairs, said in February that students have been asking for more common spaces and cooking areas, and this allows the college to address both issues. he college expects to break ground this summer and plans to house its first residents in 2018.
The estimated $21.5 million project was approved by the Carthage Board of Trustees in February.
The additional housing aligns the college’s strategic plan, which calls for an enrollment increase from the current 2,600 traditional undergraduate students to 2,700 by 2019. Roughly 70 percent of Carthage students live on campus.
For more information about the new residence hall, visit www.carthage.edu/residence-life/new-residence-hall/.