Monday, July 28, 2014

UIS enforcing campus housing requirement

About two years ago, the University of Illinois Springfield decided on a new mandate for student housing. The rule entailed that students must live on campus for their 1st and 2nd years of schooling. Even though the rule was made two years ago, the regulation was not implemented on campus, until now.

With the cost of housing along with more incoming students and their parents wanting to save money, could this requirement really be worth it in the long run?

“Parents also have to think of this as an investment in their child. Because there's a lot of research out there that shows that students who do live on campus basically have a better academic experience overall, they tend to persist to graduation, they have higher GPA's, there more connected to their campus, and they have a greater overall college experience for having lived on campus,” UIS Housing Director John Ringle said.

UIS has also reached near capacity at 94% of students in housing. Ringle says he looks forward to buildings that are completely full.

The story was reported by WUIS radio on July 28, 2014.

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