Due to increasing demand for on-campus housing and structural problems with one residence hall, Mississippi Valley State University will house over 100 of its upperclassmen off-campus in local hotels. MVSU has leased space in two hotels to house the overflow of students.
commitment at Mississippi Valley State University has always been to
provide educational access to those who wish to continue their
education,” said Dr. Alfred
Rankins, Jr., Valley’s acting president.
we are excited that there is an increase in demand for on-campus
housing, taking one of our existing residence halls offline has forced
us to make some major
adjustments to accommodate the number of students requesting on-campus
housing for the fall semester,” said Rankins.
MVSU has made arrangements for the fall semester with Three
Rivers Inn & Suites and the Rodeway Inn in Greenwood to provide
student housing. The University has taken the necessary steps to ensure
that the off-campus properties meet the same level of quality, life
safety and campus support as current on-campus facilities. These
off-campus sites will be manned by university staff
at all times, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
will be transported to and from the Itta Bena campus by the campus
shuttle service and will be able to eat all of their meals in the
University’s dining hall.
MVSU police will patrol the off-campus sites and the Greenwood Police
Department will assist with patrolling these sites as well.
University has initiated a project to renovate James Hall, an existing
residence hall that is currently not being used to house students. The
renovation of that
hall will be complete by December 2013. However, as floors are
completed, the University will begin moving students who have been
displaced from the hotels back to the campus. Upon completion of the
James Hall renovation, all students will move back to the
main campus for the spring semester of 2014.
further information regarding student housing, please contact Dr.
Jerald Woolfolk Adley, Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment
Management, and Diversity