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LU to increase number of triple and quad rooms as housing becomes hard to find on campus


The Board of Curators for Lincoln University held a meeting Wednesday, with the topic of student housing being the top item to address.

The board voted to increase the number of triple and quad rooms in order to combat the lack of available housing.

LU President John Moseley says the school currently has to waitlist students who have not secured on campus housing yet.

"For the record, right now we are out even the doubles and triples and the quads that we've identified are filled at this point," Moseley said.

The decrease in housing is a result of the university's decision to renovate Dawson Hall, the largest residence hall on campus. Renovations to Dawson Hall are now expected to be finished for the 2025 spring semester, according to a university spokesperson. Officials previously said in September that the dorm would reopen in January 2024.

The construction at Dawson Hall will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, LU officials said in September.

The board opted to make rooms at Tull, Bennet and Martin halls become triples and quads at no additional cost to the students, according to the Treasurer Richard Popp.

"Instead of dividing it two ways, we divide it three ways. If it we make the room available to four people, we would divide that same total four ways,” he said.

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