Laurel, Md. — Capitol Technology University has broken ground on new housing that will open in 2015 and 2016. The residential complex will be built in two phases.
The first will accommodate 198 students in 50 suites and is expected to be complete for the fall 2015 semester. The second phase will begin shortly after the first phase is finished and is expected to open in 2016, providing housing for an additional 102 students. The residence hall will include kitchens and living rooms in each suite. Common areas will include exercise rooms and study areas. According to the Baltimore Sun, Manekin Construction was awarded the contract to build the first phase.
Capitol Technology University changed its name from Capitol College in October to align with its focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs.
"From expanding cybersecurity and gaming degree programs to building new dorms here on campus, this university speaks with assurance about its future,” said Michael Steele, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland at the groundbreaking ceremony. "[Your future] is bright because Capitol Technology University remains true to its founding — to nurture the talent of its young people, to ensure that each generation not only survives academically, but thrives professionally."