Residence space crunch at uCalgary

September 7, 2010

When all of the University of Calgary's residence spaces were filled up for the upcoming academic year, 400 students were left to either wait for a cancellation or find alternative housing ahead of the first day of classes yesterday. The university's on-campus housing crunch is expected to ease next year with the opening of a 7-storey, 600-bed residence for second-year students. Just 3 LRT stops away from uCalgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is offering its available rooms to uCalgary students having trouble finding a place to stay. Like SAIT, Mount Royal University's residences are not full, but since the institution gained university status, it expects demand for on-campus housing to grow. Calgary Herald