Mizzou to rent out dorm rooms

Mizzou to rent out dorm rooms

Starting this fall, Mizzou will rent out dorm rooms to football families and fans on game weekends. This may be unconventional, but it is Mizzou’s idea to generate more money because of the decline of freshman enrollment in the last few years. The dorm rooms are open to anybody and can be rented at $120 a night plus a parking fee.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an article today about Mizzou’s plan to make more money.

“Earlier this month, University of Missouri system President Mun Choi proposed more strictly enforcing the policy requiring freshmen to live in campus housing. He estimated that could generate $750,000 a year.”

The article also discussed how the dorm rentals will be temporary.

“Mizzou chief operating officer Gary Ward on Thursday shared a longer-term plan to bolster the number of students living in residential halls to reach capacity by 2021 or 2022. If the plan works, the dorm room rental program could end after a year or two.”

Let us know what you think about Mizzou’s dorm room plan. Tune in today from 3-6 for Sports Drive with Randy Kennedy and Creg Stephenson.

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Morgan Eiland