Why this fall’s campus housing shortages could be different

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Housing shortages are nothing new. But this year is different, according to Kevin Kruger, president of Naspa: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, because the demand for on-campus housing may be even higher. … ‘Students who were in what we now call Zoom University were pretty unhappy about just being detached from the campus, with a lot of a sense of isolation and loneliness,’ Kruger said. ‘And a lot of these rising high-school graduates missed substantial parts of their high-school experience.’ So now, students are craving the ‘full campus experience,’ Kruger said. And because rental prices in neighboring towns have ‘skyrocketed,’ campus housing in some places is the more-affordable option — which also drives up demand.”

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