Iowa State Runs Out Of Dorms, Makes Students Live In Common Areas

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First, Iowa State dropped the bomb that it is officially ending VEISHEA. Students are still visibly shaken due to the end of this century-old tradition. Now, the news out of Ames is that the school plans to make students live in common areas.

From KCCI News 8:

The Des Moines Register reports that nearly 12,500 students signed up to live on campus this fall. University officials are now planning to build another residence hall due to the record number of housing applications.

More than 400 students will temporarily live in makeshift dorm rooms set up in the common spaces of residence halls. The university also leased space in several apartment buildings to house over 1,000 students.

UCF might have put students in closets, but at least closets have doors. At Iowa State, 400 kids will live in giant common areas like it’s the local YMCA during the Great Depression.

Iowa State says an increase in enrollment is responsible for the dilemma.


[via KCCI News 8]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer and Video Guy for Grandex Media. Delco trash. UCF alum. Famous FIJI on Wikipedia. Bit of a gambling problem. Advocate of shipping the homeless to Mars. Email tips to

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