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University to revamp former sorority house as dormitory

March 4, 2019

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will pay $1 million to renovate a former sorority building to house up to 65 students.

The Laramie Boomerang reported Sunday that the university located in southeast Wyoming expects the renovation of Tobin House will be completed by the start of the fall 2019 semester.

The university purchased the Pi Beta Phi sorority house in June 2017 as a way to alleviate overcrowding in dormitories.

The school had its largest freshman class in fall 2008 and began the semester at 102 percent of capacity in the dorms.

Following student opposition the university abandoned a plan to build dormitories on Fraternity and Sorority Row.

The design and renovation work will be financed through the school’s Division of Student Affairs.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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