It's always a sure sign summer is beginning to wind down when college students begin returning to campus.
That's what you'll see in Greenville in the next week as students get ready for classes two weeks from Tuesday at ECU.
With a residence hall closed for renovations, housing is hard to come by. Campus housing decreased by about 500 beds this year due to renovations at Scott Hall. That means there's just not enough room for every student who wants to live on campus.
Student apartment complexes off campus are now filling up. Leasing agents at the Landing Apartment tell us they're currently at 100 percent capacity. ECU's housing director say they had to make choices to give all students a place to stay. Aaron Lucier says, "Most of the students we didn't offer housing to are returners, so they know the local environment and they know where they want to live and the options that are available to them."
Lucier says not as many freshmen were accepted this year, which helped ease the housing crunch on campus.
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