Wahpeton dorms might become senior living

Associated Press

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — Three minimally used dormitories at the North Dakota State College of Science might be turned into senior living facilities.

The Forum reports that officials at the Wahpeton campus are in discussions with Lutheran Social Services. College President John Richman says the talks began after a campus space study showed there was extra capacity in the residence halls. At the same time, the city identified a need for more housing for seniors.

Richman says the dorms were built decades ago and are not the type of residence halls desired by today's college students. The buildings would be renovated if they're turned in senior living.

The Wahpeton City Council supports the idea. The state Board of Higher Education would have to approve any arrangement.