High enrollment at Kent State sends students packing TV2’s Aja Phillips reports…
In April of 2014, many students received an email from the Associate Director of Residence Service, Dr. David Taylor. The email contained information prompting sophomores to move off campus for the incoming freshmen class. The question is where are these students living now?
Approximately 20 sophomores moved off-campus, these students are now living in off-campus apartments such as: The Province, University Edge, Campus Pointe and University Oaks. Of all the students asked to move, no one declined.
In the past years students weren’t allowed to move off campus until they were junior class standing (having 60 credits or more) or 21-years-old to be considered a commuter student.
That changed this year for sophomore, Julia Browning
“I eager to move once I received the email. I was refunded my 200 dollar housing application fee and received a 155 dollar credit to my account to use for a commuter parking pass. Living at Campus Pointe feels like home, said Browning.”
Kent has eight dorms around the campus; Korb and Eastway (The Freshman Experience) are for incoming freshmen only. These dorms combined fulfill 1,244 students. Sophomores are able to move into any dorm of their choice.
Director of Residence Services Jill Church said, “before building more dorms Kent should watch enrollment trends to see if it’s going to be necessary, because to jump and build is not a good business.
For Broadcast Beat Reporting, I’m Aja Phillips.