Northwood University's new residence hall opens just in time after flooding
MIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University celebrated the opening of a new residence hall and the university president says it couldn't have come at a better time.
The university experienced damages to some academic buildings and a residence hall after June's historic flooding.
Although the academic buildings have since reopened, they were forced to close a residence hall.
"We did choose to take the South Village apartments our oldest apartments on the campus offline and they're in the process of being demolished because they were heavily impacted. But the good side is at the same time our opening here in the North Village and have about the same number of beds that we're losing in the south village here in the North Village,” said university president Keith Pretty.
The new North Village Residence Halls are quite the upgrade featuring two and four bedroom apartment styles with granite kitchen counter tops, over-sized bathrooms and study dens.