The University of Missouri hopes offering convenience and flexibility to would-be dormitory residents lures them away from apartments or other private housing amid enrollment declines.

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A new five-story residential hall at the University of Missouri is scheduled to open in 2015.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the new dorm will help the university keep up with record-setting freshman classes.

Construction of the 92,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in September 2013. Current designs call for single and double rooms as well as study areas and common spaces.

Freshmen have to live on campus and are given higher priority for housing. The Columbia campus has experienced record numbers of freshmen for several years.