housing approved for UNCP
contract with a local motel to house students temporarily during the
fall semester was approved Tuesday by the Board of Trustees of The University
of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The move was necessitated
by the an expected record enrollment, including 800-900 freshmen. That
compares to 722 freshmen in fall 2002.
Allen C. Meadors said it may cost $60,000 to house about 150 students
for one month. A private company began construction on three apartment
units with 213 beds on campus about two weeks ago.
"If you have
not seen it, you would be amazed at what they've done in two weeks,"
Chancellor Meadors said. "If we need temporary space, I feel it
will only be for 2-3 weeks."
An agreement with
a private builder took longer than expected to hammer out, board Chair
Gervais Oxendine told other board members via teleconference.
The owner of the
apartments, dubbed University Village Apartments, will pay for temporary
housing after one month. The apartments are located on the north end
of campus at the site of the former intramural fields.
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