Western University has announced plans to build two new residence buildings that will together house approximately 1,000 students. The first residence”anticipated to begin opening in 2025″will be located just inside Western’s main entrance and will house 600 to 800 students. The residence is expected to adopt a hybrid style, in which two bedrooms will share one washroom. The residence will also feature a large dining hall, study nooks, a fitness facility, outdoor gathering spaces, and more. Western is also building new upper-year and graduate student housing, which will provide independent living spaces for 300 students. The new building will include three different room sizes and styles: studios, one-bedroom units, and two-bedroom units. Some of the units will be prioritized for international students.