University of Wyoming Enrollment Up – Dorm Space Down
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming officials are predicting that if the school's enrollment keeps growing, it will run out of dorm space by 2019.
University President Laurie Nichols said Thursday that there will be 300 more students at the university this school year.
The Laramie Boomerang reports the university predicts that if the growth continues in 2019, it will have to place students in non-dorm housing.
The university's closure of two dorm buildings last year is also contributing to the impending student housing shortage.
Nichols says she decided both buildings were too outdated to consider investing money into refurbishing them.
She urges officials to move forward with construction plans for a new dorm as quickly as possible.