Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

More student housing coming to University of Memphis campus

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A new student housing apartment could soon be on the campus of the University of Memphis (UofM).

The UofM said the apartment-style student housing is set to open up on campus in the fall of 2026.

The student housing will be a 540-bed development and part of the Park Avenue Campus, also the future site of Tiger Park, an integrated academic and athletic facilities complex the university looks to bring to life over the next decade, the UofM said.

“The upcoming housing development on our Park Avenue Campus will give our student-athletes a significant competitive enhancement to live where they train,” University of Memphis President Bill Hardgrave said in a press release. “The first-class facility will help tremendously in recruiting for our athletic programs and assist in building a sense of community across our University with student-athletes living alongside others in our student population. We greatly appreciate everyone involved in helping make this much-anticipated facility a reality.”

Both students and student-athletes will be able to live in the development which will consist of four-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio-style apartments, according to the University of Memphis.

The UofM said that their need for additional student housing became apparent in 2023 when they saw a waitlist in the summer for over 400 students.

The housing will include 300 parking spaces in a secure gated area, the university said.

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