Northern State taking dorm offline to accommodate $500,000 budget cut
Students, staffed notified residence hall will be shut down amid declining enrollment
As part of a move to cut $500,000 a year from its budget for three years, Northern State University is taking the McArthur-Welsh residence hall “offline” in fall 2023.
That was part of a message sent to Northern State students and staff by President Neal Schnoor on Tuesday, March 28.
A legislative and budget forum is scheduled for April 19 to recap and approve all Northern State and regental-related priorities.
Northern is adopting a two-pronged, three-year approach to address budget concerns, according to Wednesday’s message. The first prong is an increase credit-hour production and revenue.
“The Enrollment Management Council recently shared a draft of our first comprehensive strategic enrollment management plan” and is seeking feedback, according to Schnoor’s message.
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