Purdue Fort Wayne housing overflow students at Holiday Inn

The university says it will accommodate up to 5 percent over capacity by putting students on the overflow list up at a nearby Holiday Inn.

Posted: Aug. 4, 2018 8:40 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - For some Purdue University Fort Wayne students, school will start at Holiday Inn.

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that housing requests are 3 percent over capacity. Housing director Jordyn Hogan says overbooking could be the result of recruitment efforts.

The university says it will accommodate up to 5 percent over capacity by putting students on the overflow list up at a nearby Holiday Inn. The school could spend up to $80,000 for hotel stays.

Start-of-school on-campus occupancy has been less than 80 percent for nearly a decade. There are 1,100 beds in 13 buildings.

Officials expect most of the hotel visitors to be moved into campus housing within a few weeks after school starts after the school determines how many students who registered for campus housing don't come.

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