Oregon State is building a new student residence hall scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. The 85,000-square-foot building, most of which features three bedroom suites with a shared bathroom, will house about 300 students. Additional community bathrooms and showers will be available on each floor. Other amenities include a large kitchen and study area on each floor and a free laundry room. The new hall, conveniently located near the McNary Dining Center on the east side of campus, will be open to both first year and returning students.