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Moore Hall reopens as coed in fall; renovations to bring it up to code

By Bianca Pender
On March 22, 2011

Moore Hall will re-open with substantial renovations next fall after being unoccupied since September 2010.

Moore Hall was closed because of the low enrollment of freshmen in fall 2010.  Students were moved out of the building and relocated in other residence halls. The residence hall will go through a series of repairs to ensure that students will have a safe and comfortable living environment.

"Moore Hall is expected to have the best living environment and to be compatible with other residence halls," said Linda Inman, the director of Housing and Residence Life.

Inman said Moore Hall is being changed into a coed residence hall and a living and learning community. The living and learning programs allows students to participate in activities in the residence halls conducted by faculty members.

Owen Cooks, the assistant vice chancellor of facilities said some of the repairs for Moore will include fixing on the entrances, heat and air conditioning system and electrical system. These repairs have to meet the inspection codes of the N.C. State Construction office and requirements of the American Disabilities Act.

"Students are bringing more electronics, so we have to make sure the capacity of the circuits is increased," Cooks said.

Renovations will begin this summer. The cost of residing in Moore is proposed to be $2, 186.

"Three main goals that we want to accomplish are to upgrade the facility, have the building back in service, and to make sure it is the kind of environment the students need," Cooks said.

Pegram, another residence hall that was closed in summer 2009, will be renovated into an academic building. It is being used as office space.

The University has plans to build a new residence hall and renovate other residence halls including Atkins and Dillard.

A survey was conducted last year to see what students would like to have in a new residence hall. Focus groups evaluated proposed costs, room type and location of the new residence hall.


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