Despite concerns, IU expects to house all interested non-freshmen in RPS-run housing next year

Despite previous concerns, IU anticipates it will be able secure Residential Programs and Services housing next year for every student who has requested it, even those on the waitlist, spokesperson Chuck Carney said.

The university will not have enough beds for all non-freshmen to have the option to live on campus next year after mold was found in residence halls last semester. IU is accelerating renovations on Foster and McNutt quads because of the mold, closing about 2,400 on-campus beds.  

IU will operate 1,085 beds in the Reserve on Third, Park on Morton and Smallwood on College apartment complexes next year to make up for the loss. Online preference forms were due Feb. 15 for those interested in these complexes. Students who requested new RPS contracts last fall were guaranteed apartments in these complexes, Carney said, and students who didn't request new contracts in the fall would be put on a waitlist.

After students with contracts were placed, any open spots would then go to students on the waitlist. The students on the waitlist weren't guaranteed housing. But now, after all students with contracts and students on the waitlist had mutual roommate requests with students with contracts have been placed, those on the waitlist are expected to have RPS-run housing, Carney said.

The remaining approximately 500 students on the waitlist — who don't have mutual roommate requests with students with contracts — are expected have a spot somewhere in housing, Carney said. Carney said he wasn’t sure when notifications will all be sent out, but the process will start soon.

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