JACKSON (AP) -- The University of Mississippi will try to speed up its normal construction process in order to head off what it fears will be a shortage of on-campus housing.
The College Board on Thursday approved plans for an $18 million Northgate dormitory to be built near the corner of Jackson Avenue and Sorority Row.
The university hopes to finish the structure of either four or five stories by the time class begins in August 2015. That would leapfrog plans that Ole Miss put forward last fall for additional housing that would open in 2016.
Chancellor Dan Jones the university expects freshmen classes to keep growing.