Friday, March 2, 2012

UIS families get extension for housing move

The University of Illinois Springfield will be moving some students and their families out of their apartments as part of a $7.5 million plan to renovate 110 UIS housing units.

Officials told the students Thursday night about the plans to move them into other on-campus housing this fall, when work starts at their buildings.

John Ringle, director of housing for UIS, said plans initially called for family units in Sunflower Court to be renovated first, but the university decided to give the Sunflower Court families more time to prepare for the change.

“We had meetings with the students this time last year and told them they were going to be at the front end of the process. But there were so many people who hadn’t graduated yet and were still going to be here, we elected to put them on the back end and impact far fewer people,” Ringle said.

Of the 30 family units, 24 are occupied, including three where visiting or exchange faculty members live with their families.

The housing renovations were featured in an March 2, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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