Construction starts on NOC campus

Ponca City Now - July 15, 2014 6:50 am


It will all begin tomorrow. They are breaking ground on the new residence hall at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. Jennifer Smith, NOC Director of Marketing said the dorms will be at North and Pine St.

" They are about 20,344 square feet," Smith said. "Each one will have 84 beds, divided into semi -suite units with two bedrooms housing two students in each room and they are going to share a bathroom facility."

Per students request, the rooms will also have walk-in closets for more storage. There will also be a large public area with a lobby, study rooms, laundry, vending area, lounge, recreation area and storm shelter.

The Tonkawa campus isn’t the only campus seeing improvements. The NOC-Enid campus is also getting a new residence hall, which will break ground tomorrow too. Smith said there was a need for these new living quarters.

“Enrollment was up about three percent on each campus,” Smith said.

The groundbreaking ceremony in Tonkawa is at 9 a.m. and the one in Enid is at 1 p.m.


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