Elliot apartments no longer available for student rental following current contract agreements
Next academic year, the Elliot apartments will no longer be available for student housing, according to an email distributed on Jan. 31, 2017 by Don Tucker, North Central’s vice president for academic affairs, and Todd Monger, executive director of student development. The apartments will instead be on the public rental market and available to the community.
With the Elliot complex no longer available for student use, current Elliot residents will have first priority in the upcoming housing selection process, which will include options in the Orfield apartments and the three residence halls: Miller Hall, Carlson Hall and Phillipps Hall. Some residence hall doubles will be converted to single occupancy spaces to satisfy the needs of students.
Declining enrollment and an increase in commuting students the past few years has created extreme vacancies in residence halls. The email from Tucker and Monger states that this move is a way to “steward our resources most effectively.”
Residence Life will hold meetings Jan. 31, March 14 and March 15 for students looking to move into apartments. Abigail Davis, dean of students for residence life and student conduct, is also available for students with questions or concerns.
“Beyond the stewardship aspects of this decision, there are many good things we believe God will do through this change as we continue to cultivate strong community through residence life,” said the email from Tucker and Monger. “We hope this consolidation will bring our students into closer relationship.”