Belton: UMHB opens new residential facility

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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor officially opened Lord Hall Firday, a new campus residential facility with room for 214 students.

UMHB trustees voted in February 2017 to approve construction of the three-story, 49,614-square-foot facility on the north side of the campus on the site of what used to be a parking lot between Crusader Way and Hardy Hall.

Members of the Lord family, in whose honor the building is named, are major donors to the school through the Grogan Lord Foundation.

“We are overwhelmed,” Griff Lord said Friday.

“We are also humbled, profoundly grateful, and deeply touched that you have chosen to name this wonderful addition to the campus in our honor.”

The building, which is the school’s largest residential facility, includes a large central lobby, study rooms, computer kiosks, laundry rooms, a common area equipped with a kitchen, and high-ceilinged rooms with private baths and showers.