Rising Sophomores with Poor Lottery Numbers Receive Housing

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Samantha Moore

Photo by Sami Moore

Story Brenna Oricoli

The housing process is known campus-wide as a stressful time for students. This year, the rising sophomores faced more chaos in the housing process than usual, after 139 students did not receive rooms.

With rooms in Village now housing eight residents instead of seven- the University will place the remaining students on York Hill and in Sahlin.

“I just found out that I will be living at York next year, it is reassuring to know I can live with some of my friends, but it is super inconvenient” said freshman Lauren O’Brien. “Not even the fact that I would have to get back here [Mount Carmel for classes, but just having all of my friends on the main campus and not being able to see them as often”

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Cindy Long Porter sent out an email to the students informing them on how the process would continue.

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At the time of publication, Cindy Long Porter has yet to respond to Q30 to comment on the matter.

“They sent out an email about how… we’ll either be placed with RAs or possibly split up from our friends and placed throughout the semester” said Breton.

Students are left frustrated and annoyed with the school’s planning and lack of concern.

“I think that they [Residential Life] handled it pretty poorly, I understand that there is not enough space for all the students but I think that they should have warned people before hand so there wasn’t the panic over not having housing” said O’Brien. “I also think it would be appropriate for the school to compensate students who do not get to live with their friends or get placed individually into rooms.”

After being housed in non-traditional living spaces, such as forced triples in doubles and study rooms that have been turned into eight person bedrooms, freshmen have already had an unique housing experience at Quinnipiac.

“They’re holding living spaces for those freshman before they even have their future sophomores housed” said Breton. “That really is frustrating and makes me personally feel uncared about by my school.”

Breton, O’Brien, and the other students who did not get placed into housing on the first day of the lottery got to try again for housing on Thurs., April 7. The lottery system picked up from where it left off, letting the remain students select from five Sahlin rooms and 17 Crescent rooms.

“In the end, I’m rooming with all of my friends and that was the main goal so I’m happy about it,” Breton explained.