Groundbreaking for Eastern New Mexico University’s new $15.6 million, three-story residence hall will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at 17th and South Avenue K streets in Portales, the site where the previous dorm, Lincoln Hall, was torn down.
The name of the new residence hall will also be revealed at this time. ENMU dorms are named after New Mexico counties, and ENMU students recently voted between Sandoval, Chaves, Guadalupe and DeBaca.
The facility will have 308 beds, with each four-person suite having two two-person rooms with a bathroom in between.
Speakers at the groundbreaking will include Steven Gamble, ENMU president, Chad Lydick, president of the ENMU Board of Regents, and Alan Kinlund, president of the ENMU student body.