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New Residence Hall and Nursing Program Plans Approved by MTU Board of Trustees

MTU Board of Trustees Approves Plans for New Residence Hall, Nursing Program

Michigan Technological University (MTU) has recently been experiencing increased demand for a quality education. The university’s enrollment has expanded, and domestic applications for fall 2023 are up 33% from last year—a new record. As a result, MTU’s Board of Trustees has approved several new initiatives, including plans to build a new residence hall for undergraduate students, a nursing program, and other campus developments.

New Residence Hall

MTU’s new residence hall will be located at the east side of campus on Highway 41, just east of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. It will be designed to house more than 500 second-year and upper-division students, with suites offering both single and double occupancy bedrooms and semi-private baths. Planning activities for the project will begin this summer, and construction will start later this year. The new residence hall will help meet the growing need for contemporary, affordable housing at MTU and support the university’s campus master planning efforts.

Nursing Program

In addition to the new residence hall, the MTU Board of Trustees has approved a nursing program. The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program will address the increasing demand for healthcare professionals in Michigan and beyond. The new program will prepare students to provide safe and competent nursing care across the lifespan to individuals, families, and communities. The program is expected to launch in the fall of 2023, and MTU will continue to work with the Michigan Board of Nursing to obtain program approval.

MTU Campus Developments

The new residence hall and nursing program are among several initiatives outlined in MTU’s campus master plan. The plan, which followed 19 months of input from a diverse group of campus stakeholders and community members at town halls, focus group meetings, surveys, and reviews, was approved by MTU’s Board of Trustees at their meeting in October 2022. Other near-term priorities include renovations to existing academic and research spaces, as well as the Memorial Union Building; construction of the H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex, which is on schedule for completion by fall 2024; and construction of the Center for Convergence and Innovation.

Related Facts:

– MTU’s last two incoming classes were the largest since 1984.
– Domestic applications for fall 2023 are up 33% from last year—a new record.
– The H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex will be a state-of-the-art facility that will house cutting-edge labs and equipment for students and researchers in engineering and health.

Key Takeaway:

MTU’s Board of Trustees has approved a new residence hall and a nursing program to address the increasing demand for educational and healthcare opportunities. These initiatives will help the university continue to provide a quality education and meet the needs of future students.


MTU’s proactive commitment to expanding on-campus student housing and academic programs will complement the university’s anticipated growth in enrollment over the next few decades. As STEM-related fields offer the hottest job prospects, the sustained demand for a Michigan Tech education will continue to shape the university’s priorities for years to come.

Denk Liu
Denk Liu
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