On-Campus Summer Housing Demand Up

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ University of Connecticut officials say there will be twice as many students living in campus housing this summer than in 2010.

The school says 634 students have signed up to live in the dorms, compared to 283 a year ago and 288 in 2009.

The school cut the price of summer housing in half for the 2011 summer sessions in an effort to attract more students to summer classes.

Steve Kremer, the school’s assistant vice president for student affairs, says it’s part of the school’s “Finish in Four” initiative, which is designed to encourage students to avoid the added costs of attending the school for five or six years.

The students will be living in the one-third of the campus dorms that have air conditioning.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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