Purdue Fort Wayne finds way to deal with housing overflow
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — For some Purdue University Fort Wayne students, school will start at Holiday Inn.
The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that housing requests are 3 percent over capacity.
Housing director Jordyn Hogan says overbooking could be the result of recruitment efforts.
The university says it will accommodate up to 5 percent over capacity by putting students on the overflow list up at a nearby Holiday Inn.
The school could spend up to $80,000 for hotel stays.
Start-of-school on-campus occupancy has been less than 80 percent for nearly a decade.
There are 1,100 beds in 13 buildings.
Officials expect most of the hotel visitors to be moved into campus housing within a few weeks after school starts after the school determines how many students who registered for campus housing don't come.