SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Construction is underway at San Jose State University where a new student dormitory tower is being built.

With a wait list for on-campus housing at nearly 500, many students are eager to finally have a shot at living on campus.

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The $126 million project is one of the university’s biggest in recent memory.

SJSU Facilities Director Chris Brown said the 10-story tower will have room for over 800 students, specifically freshmen who want to live on campus.

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“Commuter kids they really, I think, miss out. It’s a special thing living in dorms,” Brown said.

Jessica Ayala agreed. The Spartan senior was wait-listed before she had her first on-campus housing.

“I think it will build a bigger sense of community and maybe encourage more people to want to live on campus instead of just coming to school and going home,” Ayala said.

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The project should be completed by the fall of 2016.