Work is underway on Missouri Southern’s latest addition to campus housing – the Lion Village residence hall.

Located north of the current residence halls, the $20-million project – funded by the sale of bonds – will create housing for a total of 304 students. The bonds will be repaid using revenues paid by students living in the new building, which will house 176 students in 88 traditional rooms, as well as 128 students in 32 four-bedroom, two-bathroom suites.

“I think it’s going to be a great addition to the residence hall complex and to the campus as a whole,” said Darren Fullerton, vice president for Student Affairs, during faculty/staff Welcome Back meeting.

Fullerton said the hall will include study rooms, a meeting room, and an area that can be utilized by the university’s Student Success Center for tutoring or other purposes.

An additional $3 million will be used toward renovation needs in the existing residence halls, he said.