WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University will open a new residence hall this fall, but even with 804 new beds, some students will have to start in temporary housing.
WLFI-TV reports that the popularity of on-campus living has university officials scrambling.
Mike Shettle is director of university residences administration. He says 350 students began last year in temporary space. Anyone who signed up by May 5 will have a place to live, if temporarily.
Shettle says the school is not “putting them in a storage room somewhere or behind the boiler down in the basement.” Students will be housed in the Union Club Hotel, residence hall lounges, study rooms or guest apartments.
The make-shift lodging can last from a few days to an entire semester.
Purdue plans more residence halls.