Renovated Missouri State residence hall won't open on time
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Some Missouri State University students were set to be housed in hotels at the beginning of the school's semester in August.
University officials said a $13 million renovation project of the Sunvilla Tower residence hall was taking longer than expected and not all of the floors would be ready at the start of classes Aug. 17.
The university said about 100 of the estimated 265 students who were set to live in the hall wouldn't be able to move in until mid-September.
The Springfield News-Leader reports students rooming on floors 3-9 would be housed in hotels for up to a month. Those living on floors 10-19 would be able to move in Aug. 10.
The university made plans to provide shuttles between the hotels and campus, and students would receive other incentives and financial breaks for the inconvenience.
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