By Abbey Niezgoda
The start of the school year is just around the corner, but some students at the University of Rhode Island still do not know where they are going to live.
Construction delays have stalled the opening of Hillside Hall, a new dorm there that was supposed to house more than 400 underclassman.
"The freshman that were supposed to move into Hillside, because it's not going to be ready until October, they were put in temporary housing where our rooms will be," Olivia Mathis, a sophomore said.
Mathis admits she applied for housing late, but she thought there was hope because the new dorm was scheduled to open. Then she got an email.
"It said sorry we don't have any room for you. You're going to have to find alternate arrangements," Mathis said.
She was offered the option for on campus housing once Hillside opens. In the meantime, she is spending the last few days of her Summer searching for floors and futons.
"I would do anything to live on campus on a futon," Mathis said. "Even if it means living out of suitcase."
URI released a statement saying they plan on having Hillside Hall open for move in by October. School officials also say no one who met the original housing deadlines has been turned away.
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