By Addie Haney
Construction on the North Area of campus has brought a new change in the housing process for some rising sophomores. Old Staley and Old Moffit will be torn down at the end of the semester. Because of this, rising sophomores living in the Harper Center will receive priority housing and register before the rest of their class this year.
Current freshman Alexis Fallon lives in Old Moffit and is one of the dozens of students who will register on Feb. 29 before Phase 1 of housing selection opens for other rising sophomores on March 6.
“The rest of the rising sophomore class were able to stay in their same residence hall spaces,” said Assistant Director of Residence Life Taryrn Njagu, “so [this will] make it fair since they’re not able to participate in phase one.”
Residents of Harper Center were notified of the updated policy through an email from Associate Director of Residence Life MarQuita Barker that they could pick from spaces in the Crest, Danieley O and P and the Oaks. But Fallon said that initially, there was some uncertainty as to whether priority housing was true.
“It was a little confusing,” she said, “because there was some miscommunication between the RAs and the residents.”
Fallon said she called Residence Life to get the details cleared up, and now that she has, she said she will take advantage of the option to register early in order to live in the Oaks for next year.
“It took a while to kind of get the details into place,” Fallon said. “But now that we know everything that’s going on, I’m so excited.”
To see list of changes to the housing selection process, visit the Residence Life website.