Incoming Boilermakers might be housed in temporary quarters

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (June 4, 2016) — Purdue University will open a new residence hall this fall, but even with 804 new beds, some students will have to start in temporary housing.

The popularity of on-campus living reportedly has university officials scrambling.

Mike Shettle is director of university residences administration. He says 350 students began last year in temporary space. Anyone who signed up by May 5 will have a place to live, if temporarily.

Shettle says the school is not “putting them in a storage room somewhere or behind the boiler down in the basement.” Students will be housed in the Union Club Hotel, residence hall lounges, study rooms or guest apartments.

The make-shift lodging can last from a few days to an entire semester.

Purdue plans more residence halls.