Dickinson State University is making a little over 9 million dollars in improvements to it’s campus to support its growing student body.
The campus upgrade project is funded through state appropriations and energy savings money that will be reallocated to campus improvements.
As part of the project the book store and cafeteria in the Student Center will be renovated, and the student housing buildings: Woods Hall, Delong Hall, and Pulver Hall will have fire suppression systems put in.
Woods Hall is also having renovations done to add an additional 68 beds.
Central heating and air systems will also be installed in buildings like May Hall.
Marty Parsons, DSU VP of Finance and Administration, said the the HVAC system will be major upgrade from the the old units.
“We had very small individual units that were very similar to the type that you see in a hotel room. Every office in this building. . . . and all of those have been taken out”.
Parson said their are a “long list” of projects happening on campus to address improvements and life safety issues.
He said the upgrades should be finished by the start of the Fall Semester.