SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - After a brief presentation, Savannah State University President Earl Yarbrough grabbed a shovel with some of the other college leaders and builders to break ground on a $24 million project. The project is for new freshman housing. Construction is well underway with the walls up and people already working.
With enrollment up 6.8 percent, the university needs more room for incoming students.
"About 600 new beds when it's all done and it's needed of course because of increasing enrollment. They say it's going to happen this fall and I believe it, the way they're going up right now and I think they're doing a just a tremendous job of putting them up," SSU President Yarbrough told WTOC.
Two of the three buildings should be finished for the beginning of the fall semester. The third building will be ready by next spring. The project also includes restoration of the three 1930's buildings.