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ORU celebrates new housing with ribbon cutting

Posted: 1:26 PM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 14:26:08-04
ORU ribbon cutting for new housing complex
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TULSA — Oral Roberts University celebrated their first new housing on campus since 1976 on Friday.

Officials with ORU said not only did they welcome new students to its new apartment-style housing but also completed a $50 million fundraising campaign.

Officials say that ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt cut the ribbon to the new nearly $10 million housing facility.

"The Niko Njotorahardjo Residence Hall provides a new kind of housing for this generation of students," said Wilson. "We are excited to have this new space that provides the best students in the world exceptional study and relationship-building areas along with modern amenities."

The apartment-style housing has separate structures, on for men and one for women, with a beautiful lobby connecting both sides.

Officials say that each suite includes a kitchen, washer, dryer, and dining, living areas.

Officials say that Niko Hall houses 240 students.

"ORU is in a season of incredible expansion," said Wilson. "In addition to 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth, we completed our 50th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign this month, raising just over $50 million. The campaign enabled us to build Niko Hall, an award-winning Global Learning Center, and the ONEOK Sports Complex. We were also able to fund vital globalization efforts and thousands of student scholarships for both domestic and international students."

"All of this was accomplished without using a single dollar of tuition money, and we have opened all these new facilities debt-free," Wilson added. "We are so grateful for the donor support that has made all of this possible. We look forward to launching a new campaign soon to continue the significant improvements on campus."

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