SUPERIOR – A multi-million dollar residence hall renovation is now complete at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
The school showed off the $15 million upgrade to students and community members Friday.
The project converted Hawkes Hall from an office building back to its original status as a residence hall.
The buildings were built in the 1960s, and in the 1980s Hawkes Hall was no longer needed as a residence hall and was rented out to community organizations.
The upgrades now make room for 440 students which is 200 more than from before the renovations.
"Lounge and kitchen on every floor, laundry on every floor that's now more convenient for our residents. The basement now has a facelift as well. So it's just all making it look newer and more welcoming for our residents," said Emily Johnson, assistant hall manager at UWS.
A space called The Link connects the two buildings and includes a lounge area with a fireplace, couches and a front desk area.
The project was fully funded by students themselves.