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      Auburn University's new $51 million residence hall nearing completion

      Construction of Auburn University's new $51 million South Donahue Residence Hall is nearing completion. (Photo Courtesy of Todd Van Emst)

      Construction of Auburn University's new $51 million residence hall remains on pace to open its doors to students in August.

      The 245,000-square-foot South Donahue Residence Hall will be ready to welcome students this fall with a construction completion date set for July. Once complete, over 400 undergraduate students and student-athletes will occupy the 209-suite on-campus housing complex built as a replacement for Sewell Hall.

      Future residents will live in either 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom suites, both of which include kitchens with quartz countertops, two tiled bathrooms, washers and dryers, queen-sized beds and wall-mounted 42-inch flat screen televisions in each living room.

      Click image for larger view:{} Auburn University's South Donahue Residence Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013. (Photo Courtesy of Todd Van Emst)

      At the center of the facility sits a courtyard over one acre in size.

      Residents have been guaranteed an opportunity to purchase parking permits for the new parking deck, which is located across the street from the hall.

      The new residence hall was designed by Goodwyn Mills Cawood and is being constructed by B.L. Harbert International.

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