Gary Ward, interim vice chancellor of student affairs and vice chancellor of operations, estimates that more than 83 percent of students will pay less in 2019–2020 to live on campus.
In an attempt to help foster a new sense of community as well as simplify the overall process, Residential Life has worked with MU’s admissions office to develop a new housing application.
The initiative will result in a 3.5 percent cost reduction for the most common housing and dining plans.
New Hall President Ryan Geising: “There was a huge time crunch to get the hall ready. So, yes we are able to host students and have them live here, but we are not to the standard that the other halls are at.”
An email from Frankie Minor to student staff said the decision to take the halls offline was due to low freshman enrollment.
None of the rooms offered in Discovery Hall were filled.
Wellness Resource Center director Kim Dude: “[Sober housing] would’ve just been another additional service, but it’s not the most important service we can provide.”
ESAs raise ethical and legal questions for clinical psychologists and their clients.
Graduate student leader Kristofferson Culmer: “It is a temporary solution, and I appreciate that from the university, but the issue of graduate student housing needs a long-term solution.”
The Department of Residential Life plans to assess the success of the new housing options midway through the 2016–17 year.
Because of a decline in freshman enrollment, ResLife is encouraging older students to return to residence halls.
The hall closures come from the expected enrollment decline of 1,500 students.
ResLife Director Frankie Minor: “We will continue to look at other ways to reduce our operating costs and will share those as we identify them.”
The incident is the second anti-Semitic act of vandalism at the hall this school year.
MU has taken few steps toward providing new graduate student housing and child care since a walkway in the University Village housing complex collapsed, and graduate students want the university to recognize their needs.
The potential fee is expected to be between $80 and 100.
Room and board rates will rise 4.1 percent for the 2016-17 school year.
An estimated decrease of 941 applications is expected for the fall 2016 semester, coming entirely from non-residents.
The position will be replaced by a senior desk attendant position.
Lafferre Hall, Swallow Hall and the Dobbs Group of residence halls are all under construction.