‘Busy’ summer at Milligan to yield housing for 90 additional students

10:00 am | June 21, 2013

Some might think college campuses can be somewhat sleepy during the summer months.

Photo by Brandon HicksMilligan College President Bill Greer looks out at the construction of Milligan Village from the balcony of one of the new residence halls. Each new building has suites that can accommodate up to five students.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Milligan College President Bill Greer looks out at the construction of Milligan Village from the balcony of one of the new residence halls. Each new building has suites that can accommodate up to five students.

For Milligan College, however, that’s rarely the case.

“The summers at Milligan are always very, very busy,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “We use this time for … cleanup, repair, and maintenance that we can’t do when the kids are here. But we also try to do whatever campus improvements we can do.”

This summer, part of those campus improvements will include the completion of the first phase of a new set of residence halls – known as Milligan Village – which has been projected to increase the school’s student capacity by 300.

“The housing village has been something that we’ve worked on for a number of years,” Greer said. “That village will ultimately be 12 new residence halls; we’re building five of them right now that will be open in time for students to move into this fall.”

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