FHU Completes Dorm Renovations
When students are away, the maintenance crew will…paint. Actually, the facilities staff and student workers at Freed-Hardeman University have done much more than that. Scott Hall and Hall-Roland, women’s dormitories, have been renovated over the summer months in addition to several other completed projects.
Scott Hall, which was built in 1971, was completely renovated. The 33k sq. ft. building received a new community kitchen, ceiling tiles, and wiring for the bathrooms. The carpet was replaced with vinyl tile and the entire dorm was painted. All rooms also received new desks. Cost of the project was approximately $180,000. Next summer the remaining furniture in Scott will be replaced.
Linda Vires, dorm mother for Scott Hall, says, “The dorm looks so fresh and clean. I think the girls will be very excited to have something new and bright to move into. I am very thankful for all of the efforts that have gone into this project.”
Hall-Roland is the oldest residence hall on campus. For its renovation, Hall-Roland received new carpet, furniture in the rooms, vanities, sinks, ceiling tiles, towel racks and air-conditioning vents. The bathrooms have new showers, floors and plumbing. In addition, the outside of the 21k sq. ft. dormitory has been repaired and painted. The furniture in each dorm room consists of two of the following: beds, chests of drawers, desks, and chairs. All of the furniture is stackable, allowing for greater flexibility in room arrangement. This project cost approximately $90,000.
In addition, the furniture in Paul Gray Hall was replaced and Dixon Hall was re-roofed.
Freed-Hardeman has 11 residence halls, capable of housing 1,453 students. Approximately 77 percent of students live in university housing.