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More MU residence halls scheduled to close

Due to an expected drop in student enrollment next fall, the University of Missouri announced it will be temporarily restricting two more residence halls on campus from incoming freshman.

According to the university’s Residences’ Online Access to Rooms website, both Respect and Excellence Halls will no longer be available to students next semester.

A statement on the website said, “This is an effort to ensure we are using our halls in the most efficient manner, keeping our costs as low as possible so we can provide our students with the best possible living environments at an affordable cost.”

Administrators expect upwards of 1,500 fewer students to attend MU, which could mean a shortfall of around $32 million.

In Mid-March the university announced Lathrop and Laws Hall would be closing four months earlier than originally scheduled. Both residence halls were scheduled to be demolished, but officials said moving that timeline up would help save money.

The halls could eventually be used if they are needed to house students.

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