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.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Hate Crime Spree Targeting Asian Women Across Bay Area
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.READ MORE: Formerly Incarcerated Chefs Launch 'Soul on a Roll' Food Truck in West Oakland
“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.