Worcester State University
Campus Expansion and Renewal


Residence Halls

New Residence Hall :: Coming in 2014


Construction of WSU's new residence hall, to be named for Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan, USMC (ret.), a member of the Class of 1955, commenced in spring 2013, with completion slated for fall 2014. The new facility will accommodate 400 students and feature a large community room, a dining hall with two-story windows, and outdoor seating overlooking the John F. Coughlin Field. Click here to view the photo gallery.

Groundbreaking ceremony and building naming press release :: Facebook photo album

Dowden Hall Expansion


In the fall of 2010 Dowden Hall received a 41,000-square-foot addition. The $19.1 million project, which added 177 new beds to the residence hall, features a four-story glass entry facade, common spaces, fitness equipment, and quick dining options. The addition has earned a LEED Gold level by the U.S. Building Council and 96 percent of all of its construction waste was recycled.

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