Amid a surge in enrollment, Framingham State University is already considering another dorm, even as it gets ready to open a new state-of-the-art residence hall next week.
FSU officials are preparing to study whether to build another dorm after seeing the core campus population jump nearly 10 percent since 2007.
The plans for a feasibility study come as the university is about to welcome students to a new $47 million dorm that features two-bedroom, apartment-style suites popular among upperclassmen. Official move-in day is Sept. 3, and classes start Sept. 6.
The campus expansion, in turn, is being driven by a changed economic scene that has many parents exploring alternatives to pricier private colleges.