Monday, September 25, 2023
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Some TTU Students Remain In Hotels For Fall Semester

Only about half of the Tennessee Tech students that started the fall semester in hotels remain in non-traditional housing.

President Phil Oldham said 130 students started in hotels, but movement on campus allowed for some to relocate.

“Moving forward we do need more residence hall capacity on campus for student housing,” Oldham said. “We’re in the final phase of design now on a new resident hall, JJ Oakley Innovation Center and Resident Hall.”

Oldham said the project would add about 400 beds by 2025. Oldham said the hall could be filled today based on student enrollment. Oldham said the university will likely start work on a second resident hall project once construction begins.

One of the largest freshmen classes in recent history caused for some students to start the year in hotels. Oldham said the university is still seeking ways to maximize its space to bring all students back on campus.