November 16, 2012

Two dorms to absorb Pierce

Residents of Pierce Tower were notified by administration yesterday that the dorm’s four houses will be moved to International House and New Graduate Residence Hall (NGRH) after the dorm closes next year.

Pierce, which will close at the end of this year to make way for the 2016 opening of a new dorm, has approximately 250 students split between four houses—Shorey, Thompson, Henderson, and Tufts. As of now, it is undecided in which dorms the four houses will be placed.

Because its Resident Heads will be moving on next year, Tufts may be absorbed into another Pierce house, according to a meeting among Pierce residents.

NGRH began housing undergraduate students last September because of a lack of housing in the pre-existing dorms. This year, a total of 72 undergraduates call Midway House in NGRH home. I-House divides its 146 undergraduates between two residential houses, Phoenix and Booth.