UConn to add more housing at its Stamford campus

June 5, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — So successful is the University of Connecticut’s foray into on-campus housing at its Stamford branch campus, it plans to add more.

The UConn Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday to enter agreements with the owners of buildings at 87 Franklin St. and 75 Tresser Blvd., both in downtown Stamford, to lease apartments that UConn would in turn rent to students.

With demand exceeding supply, UConn may also work to lease apartments on Prospect Street.

UConn started offering student housing in fall 2017 near its Stamford campus.

For the fall, the university says it has received housing deposits for more than 500 beds. It has just 320 to offer. Even with expected attrition, university officials anticipate being short 80 to 120 beds.

Applications to the Stamford campus were said to be up 23 percent this year.

Wednesday’s meeting takes place at 9 a.m. in Gulley Hall on the Storrs campus, with the majority of participants joining via conference call.