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Archive for Monday, July 26, 2010

K-State running out of on-campus housing

College students won't be back for about a month, but students at K-State may not have a place to live. The campus is currently over capacity, with about 100 people lacking student housing.

July 26, 2010

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— Kansas State University says it needs some help from the city of Manhattan to respond to a high demand for on-campus housing.

Although the university has added 700 student rooms in the last three years, it still does not have enough rooms for students this fall.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, says students who have already returned their housing contracts will have rooms. And enrollments for the fall semester are still being accepted.

Derek Jackson, associate director of housing and dining says students may be housed in campus apartments or study rooms in the halls. And the university is talking to hotels to provide some spots for students.

Comments

Steve Jacob 4 years, 5 months ago

What does this mean? A) big increase in enrollment, B) not enough apartments around town, or C) students can't afford apartments around town. Any ideas?

riverdrifter 4 years, 5 months ago

Expansion of the nearby Ft. Riley is the main reason.

countrygirl 4 years, 5 months ago

The apartments around town are being taken up by the increase in staff at Ft. Riley.

kusp8 4 years, 5 months ago

Hahahahaha....I agree, they want to Bring Back The Barn anyways, so why not help them out;)

Richard Payton 4 years, 5 months ago

Some students should receive a housing refund if put in study rooms in the halls.

penguin 4 years, 5 months ago

They simply have a lack of housing in general. They have 9 residence halls, 3 scholarship halls, and on-campus apartments. By comparison, KU has 8 residence halls, 12 scholarship halls, and 2 types of on-campus apartments. Also KU has a private residence hall close to campus. I am not sure if KSU has a similar type hall.

It sounds like all the enrollment growth they experienced over the years did not come with planning for housing these students. Oh well, sounds like a painful experience to deal with now.

BorderRuffian 4 years, 5 months ago

Hey, I got an idea! Why not let the Greeks live in Aggieville (they mostly do, anyway) and let the rest of the overflow students live in the Frat and Sorority houses?

I can't see ANYONE complaining about that - leastwise, the Greeks who practically live in Aggieville anyway.

Kristen Murphy 4 years, 5 months ago

It's expensive to live in Manhattan off campus. Been there done that. They also have Jardine Apartments on campus but they are mainly for upperclassmen not underclassmen.

misseve 4 years, 5 months ago

Its expensive to live in Lawrence. When I was at K-State, my off campus living wasn't that bad but, that was in 1994...

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