Mansfield students move into new residence hall

MANSFIELD-Mansfield University students, assisted by fellow students, family and MU staff began moving into the new Spruce Residence Hall Jan. 18.

The move-in will continue throughout the weekend.

Most if the students made the short, downhill trip from Maple and Laurel Manor through the snow to their new campus home.

Spruce Hall is the fourth of four new residence halls built by the Mansfield Auxiliary Corporation (MAC), giving MU all new campus housing.

MAC is a 501(c)3 limited liability corporation comprised of Mansfield area business leaders and ex-officio members of the MU administration that has financed the construction.

MAC contracts with the University to oversee the daily operation of the residence halls.

Sycamore Hall opened in September 2013. Oak and Hickory Halls were opened in January 2012.

In addition to housing students, Spruce Hall will soon be home the Campus Health Clinic and an Einstein Brothers’ Bagels Shop.

Spring semester classes at Mansfield began Jan. 21.