Oakland University to Develop $78M On-Campus Student Housing Facility

A 750-bed on-campus student housing community will be developed at Oakland University.

Rochester, Mich.—The Oakland University Board of Trustees recently approved designs for the university’s new Southern Student Housing Complex project. The $78 million student housing project is scheduled for completion by August 2018.

Rendering of Southern Student Housing Complex

Rendering of Southern Student Housing Complex

Southern Student Housing Complex will consist of approximately 750 beds primarily for sophomore and junior students. The 290,000-square-foot project is designed to meet LEED Gold Standards.

As student enrollment keeps growing, demand for on-campus student housing at Oakland University continues to rise. In 2014, when the university opened its most recent student housing addition, Oak View Hall, it was filled to capacity in less than 24 hours after the housing application process opened.

The team for the Southern Student Housing Complex consisted of Neumann Smith, the project’s architectural firm, and Frank Rewold and Son Inc., selected for construction management services.

With more than $200 million invested in campus facilities over the past five years, Oakland continues to address the substantial need for infrastructure upgrades, the addition of housing options and the need for additional classroom and academic support space.

Rendering courtesy of Oakland University