What’s ahead for the Multi-Purpose Center


    The plans for construction have been have been set in motion with the parking garage, Greek housing and new apartment style housing to be completed by 2018.

    The amount of students living in Worth Hills could increase by about six hundred students, Director of Housing and Residence Life Craig Allen said.

    Around one thousand students live in Worth Hills, while around 2,500 students live near the Brown-Lupton University Union, excluding Grandmarc, Allen said.

    Still, the majority of students are going to the BLUU.

    But, with the future increase of students living in Worth Hills, more students will be in closer proximity to the multipurpose facility.

    Some students like the idea of eating at the place closest to them.

    “I can see myself [going to the multipurpose facility] more because it is closer to where I live,” Andrew Peterson, a Worth Hills resident, said.

    Because most students go wherever is most convenient for them, the number of students going to each facility will change when more students live in Worth Hills, Allen said.

    Though the multipurpose facility fed around 4,500 students on opening day, the BLUU feeds around 4,500 to 6,000 students everyday, TCU Executive Chef Eric Davis said.

    “For lunch [in the multipurpose facility], we’ve been seeing about five hundred [students],” Davis said. “[Eventually,] we hope to alleviate some of the pressure off of the BLUU.”