- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) - Grand Valley State University in western Michigan is building another residence hall to meet the demand for campus housing.

There will be about 500 beds, three classrooms, a bagel shop and other amenities. The $37 million dorm should open for the start of the 2016-17 school year. It will raise campus housing capacity to 6,300 students.

Grand Valley housing director Andy Beachnau tells The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1Cqdrf2) that students who live on campus tend to take more classes. He says there’s a need for more housing because many students are doubled up in rooms planned for only one person.

Grand Valley hasn’t built a residence hall in Allendale since 2010.

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