University to more strictly enforce freshmen housing policy

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Sunday, June 11 2017 Jun 11, 2017 Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:44:00 PM CDT June 11, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri plans to increase enforcement of a housing policy that requires first-time freshmen to live on campus.

The proposal is part of a budget plan approved last week by University of Missouri system President Mun Choi. The proposal says the Division of Student Affairs could generate $750,000 by more strictly enforcing the policy.

A 10-story apartment tower with 430 beds, called The Rise, is under construction in Columbia. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2rITORY ) it is advertising that it will pay freshmen to break the dorm contract, saying living in the dorms is not a requirement.

Leasing agent James Holloway says a few freshmen have already accepted the offer.

Campus spokesman Christian Basi says first-time students are generally required to live in dorms, with some exceptions.

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