Rochester, N.Y. -- The University of Rochester broke ground Wednesday morning for its first new dormitory in 42 years.
University President Joel Seligman says the construction reflects the growth of the university. It also provides more dorm space at a time when it's needed.
A recent survey at the U of R found that 80 percent of students prefer to live on-campus during their four years of college.
The dorm will house 150 students. It is being built in Founders Court, adjacent to two towers and the Arts Building. It will be part of a newly landscaped quad on-campus and will open next fall.
Students are excited to have another choice when deciding where to live on-campus.