3 years ago
Esteban Bustillos
Managing Editor

Residential affairs committee chair Akshitha Padigela announced the committee is looking into rent-a-room services for dorms on campus. This will allow visitors on campus to rent out a vacant dorm room for a short period of time, similar to a hotel service.

SG president Brooke Knudtson said the idea arose from the UT System school advisory council during a discussion on how to accommodate commuters on campus.


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“I do think it’s something to look into long term,” she said. “If the residence halls don’t book up completely, lets rent out some rooms … we’re very interested in targeting those commuters with a very long commute or people that need a place to stay.”

She said residential student affairs will have most of their research done by mid-November and they will start to have preliminary discussions on the topic after Thanksgiving.

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