The University of Akron opened its fourth residence hall in eight years this week: South Hall on East Exchange Street. The $33 million structure will house 531 students, a net increase of 411 beds because UA had to tear down 28 townhouses on Grant Street to make way for the new dorm. Students will spend $8,500 a year to live in the single and double rooms. Those who haven’t reserved a room yet might be out of luck. UA residence halls are nearly 100 percent full, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Fall classes start Monday.
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