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Purdue prepares for additional campus housing

Purdue is working to meet its growing demand for on campus housing.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 3:56 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Purdue is working to meet its growing demand for on campus housing.

The university is looking to build one or more new residence halls. This comes after campus housing has been at more than 100 percent capacity at the start of the last three academic years.

Right now, it's looking to add about 1,000 beds, but Purdue President Mitch Daniels said that's not all that's needed to meet student demand.

Even though there's a lot of new housing coming in from private investment near the campus, which is just fine and great, we think we'll probably need at one or two thousand more beds, at least, of our own.

Right now, the university is looking at estimated cost and how to pay for the projects.

The goal is to have the new spaces open to students by the fall of 2020.

"Even though there's a lot of new housing coming in from private investment near the campus, which is just fine and great, we think we'll probably need at one or two thousand more beds, at least, of our own," Daniels said.

Right now, the university is looking at estimated cost and how to pay for the projects. The goal is to have the new spaces open to students by the fall of 2020.

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