Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2022

With FAU Dorms at Capacity, School Turns to Hotels to House Incoming Freshmen Class

With the price of rent increasing tremendously in Boca Raton, many FAU upperclassmen have opted to live on-campus instead of living off-campus, causing a shortage of dorm space for incoming underclassmen.

According to Insurify, Boca Raton is one of the US cities with the highest increases in rent prices, with the median apartment costing $2,074 a month.

So, instead of moving into dorms, some FAU students will be checking into hotels this fall, due to a housing shortage on campus.

Florida Atlantic University sent an email to a number of incoming freshmen families earlier this month notifying that they cannot provide housing.

The email states that dorms are at capacity “due to the size of our first-year class and the high volume of housing contracts we received.”

Nevertheless, FAU also told parents via email that they’ve secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the Fairfield Inn and the Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton. Students can sign up to live in those rooms and take a shuttle to campus.

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