Alabama’s newest dorm open for move-in

The University of Alabama’s newest dorm opened its doors to hundreds of students this week.

Julia Tutwiler Hall, located next to the now-demolished dorm that featured the same name, had its first batch of students arrive Wednesday ahead of sorority rush and other back-to-school events starting up now.

The $150 million building took two years to complete.

More than 4,000 students participating in pre-semester activities are moving into their residence halls this week.

“I am really excited about moving into this new dorm,” said UA student Olivia Katz. “It’s a beautiful new dorm. It’s a place where all the girls get to meet, and because it’s only girls, we get to have a great bonding experience.”

UA President Stuart Bell stopped by Tutwiler Wednesday, greeting students and welcoming them to campus as they dragged suitcases, furniture and more into their new living quarters.

Some amenities include a new and improved Julia’s Market, laundry rooms on every floor, a storm shelter and a fitness center.

UA classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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