Demand for private dorm rooms creates housing challenge for MUN

August 16, 2016

A lack of interest in shared dorm rooms and rising fees have created waiting lists at some Memorial University residences while leaving others with over 100 empty beds, reports CBC. The University’s Paton College residence complex in St. John's reportedly has 140 empty beds, while there is currently a wait list for the new MacPherson two-wing residence. The difference in demand, explains MUN Director of Student Residences Bruce Belbin, is due in part to the fact that today’s students do not want to share their residence spaces with others. Belbin also acknowledges that the demand for private rooms could also be related to increasing residence fees. CBC