From preservation to demolition, LSU is constantly working to maintain its land.
Construction has begun for two new dorms near Miller and Herget Hall, which should be complete in the fall of 2021. The new dorms will cost nearly 90 million dollars and house around 881 first-year students.
The dorms are taking the place of the agricultural greenhouses, which were demolished to make room for the new buildings.
Highland Hall has also been under complete renovation. This would mean that every LSU dorm has either been updated, or is in the process of being updated.
LSU Residential Life Associate Director of Communications and Development Catherine David commented on the purpose for the new dorms, stating, "So a year ago the university implemented a first year housing expectation, meaning that first year students are required to live on campus because students who live on campus their first year have higher gpa's, higher retention rates and higher graduation rates. That's why the university decided it would be best for students to live on campus year one."
The new dorms will be here to just in time to house incoming freshmen before the destruction of Kirby Smith and Miller Halls.