New residence halls to be ready Aug. 16 at Mississippi State

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — With students set to begin fall classes in three weeks, Mississippi State University — with the help of five separate contractors — is working to get as much finished as possible before their return.

Officials tell the Commercial Dispatch that everything is on schedule.

That includes Oak and Magnolia residence halls, which are still under construction but which officials say will be finished for move-in day at Mississippi State Aug. 11. The halls are located on the south end of the Starkville campus.

MSU spokeswoman Maridith Geuder says the complex will house 750 students and resident assistants.

Geuder says each room will come fully furnished with a private bath, refrigerator, microwave, individual room temperature control, wireless internet access and cable TV.