Housing and Residence Life helps students find off-campus housing

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    Housing and Residence Life hosted a fair to connect students with apartment vendors around campus to help make choosing off-campus housing easier.

    The demand of juniors and seniors wanting to live on-campus surpasses what TCU can accommodate, said Missy Haines, the business operations analyst for Housing and Residential Life (HRL).

    Because of this, HRL brought local landlords to TCU Thursday night, giving students the opportunity to explore off-campus housing options all in one place.

    The third floor ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union had tables set in place for representatives from local apartments.

    TCU requires all first-year students and sophomores to live on-campus.However, Haines said, many upperclassmen students still want to live on-campus and can’t because there is not enough housing to accommodate everyone.

    “We would love to be able to offer every student that is interested housing and we know that realistically some of our juniors and seniors won’t get accommodated,” Haines said.

    Jim Davis, a junior entrepreneurial management major, was at the Housing Fair looking for living arrangements for next semester.

    “I know that TCU is a very residential campus and I think that’s great,” said Davis, “but I’m glad they realize a lot of people don’t want to live on-campus for their entire TCU career and they are helping them out.”

    Haines said that HRL hosts the fair to allow students to make easier decisions and feel a little less burdened.

    “The on-campus housing has been great. I know they’re getting better about it,” said Davis.

    “I think at the end of the day there will always be people who want to go off campus because they want to get that grown-up aspect of being in college,” Davis said.