Kansas State University makes housing plans to meet growing student population

In September, the school will begin construction for a new dormitory named Wefald Hall.

MANHATTAN, Kan.—When Joshua Karimi, sophomore in secondary education, signed up to live in the K-State residence halls, he got more than he anticipated. He and around 599 other students were set up in overflow housing. According to Karimi, he got the better end of the deal.

“You pay the exact same rate as you would for a dorm, and you get a large apartment with a washer and dryer, a kitchen, two private bathrooms and a balcony,” Karimi said.

Karimi said not only did he benefit from the extra comfort, but also benefitted from a more real-life experience of living on his own that he would not have had as a freshman in the dorms.