University to more strictly enforce freshmen housing policy
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.