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440 UNC Charlotte Students Still Lack Housing for Fall

July 19, 2022

About 440 students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte still need university housing for the fall semester, which starts Aug. 22, The Charlotte Observer reported.

“It’s an unexpected number,” Christy Jackson, the university’s senior director of communications, told the Observer.

The paper obtained an email that the university’s Housing and Residence Life office sent to affected students, which read, “As a result of the high demand and a lack of cancellations that we typically see by this point in the summer, we anticipate that we will not be able to assign you to a space prior to the start of fall semester.”

According to the university’s housing agreement, students who apply for housing by June 1 are guaranteed a room on campus for the fall.

The university said its goal is to find all those students housing before classes start, but “we just don’t have it for you yet,” Jackson said.

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Susan H. Greenberg

Susan H. Greenberg is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed. A career journalist and educator, she joined the publication in August 2021 after eight years in Vermont, where she freelanced and taught writing at Middlebury College and Champlain College. Prior to that, she spent 22 years writing and editing for Newsweek magazine, where she covered everything from international affairs to arts and culture. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and River Teeth, among others. She has taught English and journalism at Phillips Academy, where she served as an advisor to the student newspaper. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia. The mother of three nearly adult children, she is very much enjoying her newly empty nest.

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