University of South Carolina Facing Housing Crisis - DatelineCarolina

University of South Carolina Facing Housing Crisis

Sophomore Noah Clark hopes to live on campus in the fall. Sophomore Noah Clark hopes to live on campus in the fall.

By: Courtney Khondabi

     All 4,500 freshmen expected to enroll for fall semester are required to live on-campus.

     USC has 6,000 beds available in current on-campus housing.That means on-campus housing for upperclassmen will be scarce.

     Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are currently limited to 2,000 beds. Housing officials said at least 500 upperclassman who want to live on campus should expect to be placed on a waiting list.

     USC Sophomore Noah Clark said living on-campus is a necessity for him.

      "I'm living on campus mainly because I don't have transportation," said Clark.

      Students like Clark are being encouraged to start looking for other alternatives now.

      University housing hopes that the re-opening of the Patterson dorm will help the crisis with an extra 540 beds.

      Housing officials said upperclassmen that have applied for housing should know if they are assigned a room by April.

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