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Archive for Tuesday, August 28, 1990

RESIDENCE HALLS NEARLY FULL AT KU

August 28, 1990

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Students wanting to squeeze into a residence hall at Kansas University may have to look elsewhere for housing.

Jim Wilkens, assistant director of residence life, today said all eight residence halls were nearly full. When he checked this morning, he found only seven spaces available. KU's housing system can accommodate 4,000 students.

Wilkens said the vacancy rate is less than 1 percent, adding that most of the unoccupied rooms became available when students who pledged sororities and fraternities during fall rush canceled their hall contracts.

The residence halls opened a week ago Sunday, and Wilkens said check-in went off without any problems.

"This year went smoother than ever before," he said.

Meanwhile, housing officials are looking into making Lewis Hall a consolidated eating area for all residence halls on Daisy Hill. Lewis, a women's hall, would also accommodate students in Templin, Hashinger, Ellsworth and McCollum halls.

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