BSC admissions office move to cost $186,000

BISMARCK, N.D. - Every campus has an iconic landmark unique to their university.

For Bismarck State College it's the Jack Science Center.

“This is the natural front door of campus and that's one of the reasons we're so excited about this space,” said Karen Erickson, director of Admissions and Enrollment Services.

The admissions office is currently located in Schafer Hall, but by next fall it will be in the center of Bismarck State College.

Easier to find, more parking and bus accessibility are a few reasons administrators approved the move.

The move from Schafer Hall to the Jack Science Building will be $186,000.

“There's going to have to be some modifications to this office space that we're going to move admissions into to include a larger gathering place for groups of students and parents. Right now we don't have that at all,” said BSC President Larry Skogen.

Construction will start after final exams in the spring so students won't be distracted.

The money being used to back this project was provided by the 2017-2019 legislature.

Skogen says this one-time-only fund can only be used for campus improvement.

The money must be spent by June 30, 2019.