SMU unveiled its new Residential Commons complex on Friday at a dedication ceremony, according to a spokesperson for the university.
The new complex includes five residence halls, a dining commons and an 800-space parking center.
The new residences, Armstrong Commons, Kathy Crow Commons, Crum Commons, Loyd Commons and Ware Commons, include study rooms, lounges, living rooms, kitchenettes, game rooms and laundry rooms.
A residence life director and faculty member will live in each of the new residence buildings. Faculty members will be able to teach a class or host study sessions in classrooms in the Commons.
The Anita and Truman Arnold Dining Commons will seat 500, and includes booths counter seating, high-top tables and more. It will also offer made-to-order meals, a home cooking station, a fresh produce station and international menu station.
The new additions will allow for an extra 1,250 SMU students to live on campus beginning in the fall.