March 27, 2017

University Residences anticipates record occupancy again

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Residences anticipates opening in August for a third year in a row with over 100 percent occupancy.

This is due in part to successful academic alignment, which attracted upper-division students to return to campus and an anticipated large freshman enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year. In an effort to help facilitate student success, University Residences will accommodate as many students as possible.

“We will be able to house all beginning freshman students who contract by the May 5 deadline,” said Mike Shettle, University Residences director of administration. “However, additional on-campus housing contracts through the summer may be limited.”

 In order to manage the high demand, including current students living off campus and other non-beginning students who want to live on campus next fall, University Residences has created wait lists. As vacancies occur throughout the summer, individuals on the wait lists will be contacted with instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing.

University Residences is also working with Purdue Research Foundation to secure additional on-campus apartment-style housing. UR will provide all of the same services as a residence hall, including a resident assistant and residential life programming and meal plan options. Master leased apartments near campus will also help with the high demand for UR housing.

“The high return rate to University Residences tells us that the continued success of our students and holding rates flat since 2012 has made an impact,” said Barb Frazee, executive director of University Residences “We were able to hold rates, provide raises for our staff and continue to build new halls, all while increasing the academic programs within our facilities.” 

Contact: Mike Shettle, Barb Frazee, 765-494-1000

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