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New Year, New Building: CWU Opens Dugmore Hall Residence Hall

Dugmore Residence Hall

Students are settling into a new residence hall at Central Washington University as school starts Wednesday.


On Friday, roughly 2,000 students began moving into CWU residence halls, including the 402-bed, brand-new Dugmore Hall.


“Our building committee has been working on this for almost two years and working with great partners,” said Tricia Rabel, CWU’s executive director of housing and residence life. “Getting to see people start to move into the building has been delightful. Watching streams of students coming in smiling and looking up and seeing the mass of it — it’s a big building — but then coming in and seeing, this is my area.”


The four-story, 105,000-square-foot Dugmore Hall is host to 60 double rooms with restrooms, 144 double rooms with suite-style restrooms and single living quarters.


The $40 million project was approved by the board of trustees in 2017 in response to a growing enrollment of first-year students and a need for north-campus housing. Construction began in May 2018. The project was funded through a special bond sale, rather than state or tuition funds.


Read this article in its entirety online at the Yakima Herald.