Muskegon Community College buys funeral home, converts it to classroom.

Jan 10, 2019

Credit clock life funeral home website

A ghost stole my homework? Muskegon Community College plans to hold classes in the fall at a renovated funeral home. The Grand Haven Tribune reports that Muskegon Community College purchased the Clock Life Story Funeral Home building for $378,000. The college's Grand Haven campus is currently located at the Grand Haven Community Center. 

College President Dale K. Nesbary says the college pays nearly $8,000 a month to lease part of the facility. The campus opened in 2012 and serves about 1,000 students each year. Nesbary says officials searched for more than six months for a building the college could own and invest in. He says there will likely be about $300,000 in renovations before classes begin in August.

Nesbary says the new location's proximity to the Grand Haven High School may lead to an increase in early college enrollment.