BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University officials will ask the state Board of Regents to approve spending to design a new campus residence hall.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( ) that the officials will seek approval this week on spending up to $750,000 for the design, and they will ask for permission next month to construct it.

The university is looking to begin construction in spring 2018 on a residence hall that would hold 480 students, and officials plan to have the project completed by fall 2020.

The university would fund the construction by using the money it makes from dorm and dining hall fees.

Officials have not calculated the full cost of the project.

The 436-bed Yellowstone Hall opened a year ago and cost $34.5 million to build.

Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle,

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