MANSFIELD - Mansfield University students who signed up for new housing at the university here were finally able to move in Friday, according to university officials.
Assisted by staff, faculty and fellow students, the students, who had been housed in Laurel and Maple dormitories, began moving into the new Sycamore Residence Hall on Friday. The move-in will continue today.
The new building was slated to be ready for the start of the semester, but weather and hidden conditions, mostly when the foundation was being laid late last year and early this year, necessitated the delay.
Sycamore Hall is the third of four new residence halls built by the Mansfield Auxiliary Corporation.
Spruce Hall is scheduled to be completed in November.
Oak and Hickory halls opened in January 2012.
Financing of the construction of the new halls was facilitated by the Mansfield Auxiliary Corps, a 501(c)3 limited liability corporation comprised of Mansfield area business leaders and ex-officio members of the university administration.
MAC contracts with the University to oversee the daily operation of the residence halls.