LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Overcrowding is a concern among members of the task force working on a plan to build $300 million worth of new student dormitories at the University of Wyoming.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn says large dorms only make the transition to college more difficult for freshmen coming from rural areas of the state.

He noted that White Hall has a comparable population to the town of Big Piney.

Blackburn is pushing for an approach with the new dorms that will create a "sense of place," something he said Wyoming students have a particular affinity for.

Blackburn is asking for freshmen to be housed in "small-scale communities of 20 to 30 aggregated into larger building."

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