University seeking solution for overcrowded dorms

Megan Shaw

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Overcrowding in the dorms has been a problem in past years, and this

year is no different.

Residence Services is currently doing their best

to get these students placed into permanent housing. Moving into the

dorms is a big adjustment for most freshmen. Students have to learn how

to manage their space along with their roommates.

But that can be a

little harder when some students are put into lounges with three other

roommates rather than just one. Currently on campus there are fifty-five students who are living in lounges of various halls or

“transitional spaces on campus.” Residence Services Director Betsy

Joseph is confident these students will be placed into permanent

housing very soon.

“As Far as making contacts, as soon as we identify the vacancies in

the hall, we’ll be able to move students from the transitional spaces

into permanent housing,” Joseph said.The students who are temporarily living in the “transitional spaces”

do have a twenty five percent reduction on their room and board

expenses until they can be moved into permanent housing.

The freshman class is said to be the biggest class on campus so far. There are 82

percent of those freshmen living in the residences halls this year

which is higher than in years passed.

Contact Megan Shaw at [email protected].