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THE STATESMAN: Influx of new students leads to more tripling in dorms

Residence Hall GroundbreakMost of the incoming freshmen and new transfer students that chose to live on campus will be tripled this academic year, according to Campus Residences.

According to the Stony Brook Undergraduate Admissions website, “in order to offer as many students as possible the experience of our residential learning environment, strategies that include assigning three students to a double room and other temporary housing will be utilized.” 

Campus Residences acknowledges that “while some rooms will be detripled relatively quickly, it is possible that your room may not be detripled this academic year.” 

Detripling offers will be determined by a lottery drawn of all tripled residents based on proximity to the vacancy. If a student is drawn from the lottery, they will receive the first space available nearest their tripled room.

Chandler Cribe, a senior double major in biology and psychology, said at the orientation fair, parents were told by Campus Residences staff that most of freshmen students will still be tripled by the end of the year.

“Only one guy was really angry and said he was going to sue,” Cribe said about an orientation fair in July. “The rest of the parents were unhappy but weren’t making that much of a scene.” Cribe said staff resolved the situation.

(Photo Credit: SBU)

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