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Housing Shortage At Fayetteville State May Shift Students To Motel

Posted August 1, 2001 12:29 p.m. EDT

— A housing shortage at Fayetteville State University may force students to live in a nearby motel.

The more than 500 spaces reserved for incoming freshman are filled. Last year, more than 100 upperclassmen were housed at the Villager Lodge on Ramsey Street. The university may explore that option again.

Administrators say this shows the need for the university bond program.

"Our top priority for our campus is a 275-bed residence hall, and we hope to have that constructed within a couple of years," said Lauren Burgess, a spokesperson for Fayetteville State.

School is scheduled to start August 22.