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New Women’s Residence Hall Opens
Mars Hill University held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the second new residence hall to open on the campus this semester. The ribbon-cutting happened during homecoming on October 5.
Students began moving into Dogwood Residence Hall during the following week, after opening the semester in temporary residences elsewhere on campus. When full, Dogwood will be home to 47 female first-year students..
Dogwood is the second new residence hall completed on the Mars Hill campus this semester. In September, the university opened Laurel Residence Hall, which houses male students. In addition, last year, the institution completely gutted and renovated the Azalea Townhouses, providing additional new living space on the campus.
Construction of the residence halls is necessary to house Mars Hill’s expanding student population. Traditional-age enrollment at Mars Hill University on the first day of class was 1227, a number which represented a 30-year high and was 28% higher than in 2010.
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting included Dr. Dan Lunsford, president of Mars Hill University; Dr. Dixon Free, chair of the Board of Trustees; Max Burgin, trustee and chair of the Building and Grounds committee of the board; and student Christina Dalamangas, who will be the Residence Director of Dogwood.