Construction Information and Photo Gallery
Century Park South will bring state-of-the art residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6 million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure.
The new construction comes on the heels of Century Park North’s grand opening in August, 2010. Located just across Fourth Street and the main campus, Century Park North includes four buildings with four floors and 864 beds.
To make room for Century Park South, two aging residence halls – Vann Hall and Scott Hall – were demolished. The east end of Bond Hall, which housed staff offices primarily, was also included in the demolition plan.
Buildings B and C of the project have an estimated completion date of July, 2014 with 511 beds available for the fall semester. Building B will be designated as Luckyday Citizenship Hall. It will house Luckyday Scholarship students and Luckyday offices. The Luckyday Foundation made a $4 million gift commitment toward construction of the Century Park South complex in November, 2011.
Building A, which will also include the new Moffitt Health Center, is scheduled for completion in January, 2015. The remaining beds would be move-in ready for the spring semester of that year.
Some modern conveniences available to students as part of Century Park South include the following:
- Majority will be double rooms with private baths
- Larger social areas, lounges and meeting spaces for a home-like ambience
- Mini-kitchens with ovens and microwaves provided in some lounge areas
- Each residential room will have a thermostat for personal temperature control
- Study/quiet room separate from lounges
- Full laundromats in multiple locations
- Energy management systems with sensors that monitor temperature and humidity in different zones
- Oxygen level monitors to ensure fresh air circulation
For more information on Century Park South, contact us at 601.266.4783 or email@example.com.
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