Texas Tech hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate construction of the new 234,501 square-foot student housing complex. The 455-bed, two building community is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
Tech President M. Duane Nellis said helping students be comfortable at college is their priority.
"We care deeply for our students, not only getting them on campus, but also providing an environment where they can be successful," Nellis said.
Nellis said he fell in love with the architecture this campus has.
"I would put this campus up against any in the United States," he said.
Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said this was a huge investment for their students.
"We are looking at a budget of 54.8 million dollars," Hance said.
The complex includes one-bedroom units, 47 two-bedroom units and 75 four-bedroom units ideally structured for graduate and upper-class students.