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What Happens When a School Runs Out of Housing

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Louisville Courier Journal

Not all Southeastern Conference schools have an oversupply of housing.

Over the past decade, the University of Kentucky’s (UK) housing situation has made news multiple times. In 2012, the school approved a groundbreaking $450 million, five-phase development with EdR, before it was purchased by Greystar in 2018.

Just recently, the school’s housing was in the headlines again when it admitted 400 more students than it has room for, according to Morgan Watkins of the Louisville Courier Journal.

“To tackle this challenge, UK has been converting study areas in its residence halls into dorm rooms and will assign resident advisers, who live and work in the dorms and act as a resource for students, to two-person rooms,” Watkins wrote.

Watkins reports that UK will have roughly 2,425 students returning to its residence halls for 2019-20 school year.

“In addition to these so-called ‘returners,’ UK is expecting its biggest incoming class in history with more than 5,450 students planning to enroll, a majority of whom are looking to live in the dorms,” Watkins writes.

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