Daytona State Announces Plans for 2nd Residence Hall
Daytona State College will soon be home to more students – literally.
The college announced plans to build a second on-campus residence hall that will house 200-250 students and could open by Fall 2025.
The announcement follows the opening of the college’s first dorm in 2022, a four-story, 252-bed facility designed to be an affordable option within reach for students, including those who utilize financial aid and scholarships.
“Our first residence hall has been a resounding success,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso, in a message to the college community. It opened to full capacity in Fall 2022. It is already at full capacity for the upcoming academic year. And we have received more than 1,000 student housing applications in less than one year.”
Current plans for the new facility include a four-story structure with approximately 52,000 square feet of space. Initial configuration includes single-room suites with four bedrooms in each suite along with a kitchenette. These will be primarily geared toward second-year students, according to the college. Other amenities include laundry facilities, study areas and recreation space on each floor, and on-campus dining and meal plans.
“When we began studying the possibility of building housing on campus in 2018, a study we commissioned showed the college could support more than 500 students,” LoBasso said in the message. “We know that students who live on campus are more engaged with their instructors, utilize academic support systems more frequently, and participate more in on-campus activities.”
In conjunction with the plans, the Daytona State College Foundation launched an $8 million capital campaign.