Students Asked For Input On Mesa State Housing

There's no question Mesa State College is in need of more student housing, but what type of housing is the question being posed to students. The college's administration is asking students to fill out a survey designed to learn about housing needs.

The survey includes 28 questions, ranging from year of study, to types of off–campus rental units. There are also nine different floor plans that students can look at and give their input. Mesa State requires all freshmen and sophomores to live on campus. Currently 900 students live in Mesa State dormitories, with the school experiencing a 5% or better increase in enrollment each year, officials with the college say another residence hall will be necessary in the near future.

A school spokesman says approximately 300 more beds will be needed to alleviate some of the overcrowding, the survey is being administered through e–mail by Anderson Strickler, a real estate consulting firm out of Maryland.

The results of the survey will be released sometime in mid–April.

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