New residence hall to join Umrath, house First Year Center

On the site of the former Rubelmann Hall, a new building is being constructed—but it’s not a new Ruby. The building will be an extension of the already-standing Umrath House, and will share Umrath’s name. Administrators hope that connecting the buildings will help freshmen living in the Residential College interact more.

| Staff Reporter

Umrath extension to be filled below capacity due to city-enforced cap

Due to legal restrictions, the extension to Umrath House, to be completed next year, will not be able to fill all of its 188 available beds.

| Staff Reporter

Oldest dorm on campus scheduled to be demolished after years of delay

Since 1958, students have lived in and loved Rubelmann Hall. Now the oldest residential hall on campus is slated for demolition and replacement, beginning once students leave campus for the summer.

| Staff Reporter

Wash. U. construction accelerates with surge of projects, funds

Construction on the Danforth Campus escalated over the summer to one of the most widespread face-lifts Washington University has seen in recent years. And due to the University’s ongoing billion-dollar fundraising campaign funding many of the changes, officials say the yellow caution tape around campus won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

| Senior News Editor

Traditional dorms make way for progress

All traditional freshman dorms on the South 40 will eventually be replaced by modern-style ones as a part of an ongoing process by Washington University to enhance the residential life experience. The current Rubelmann Hall, followed by Beaumont and Lee, are slated for demolition, according to Justin Carroll, assistant vice chancellor for students and dean of students.

| Contributing Reporter

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