Syracuse University will convert an on-campus hotel into a residence hall for next fall.

The school announced Wednesday that the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center will be turned into a residence hall with almost 400 beds. The hotel will close after the 2024 commencement, officials said.

SU said the decision, approved by the Board of Trustees, comes after a three-year housing review that found students wanted more accessible living options on North Campus.

"By converting the Sheraton into a residence hall, we are creating new housing opportunities that make it easier for our students, especially our first-year and transfer students, to acclimate to life at Syracuse, find their community and develop a sense of belonging," said Senior Vice President and Chief Student Experience Officer Allen Groves.

Upon closure of the hotel, the school says the approximately 85 full-time employees will be offered positions at the university. The school added that many of those will be union jobs.