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FAMU responds to claims about displaced move-in students

FAMU Campus
Posted at 12:46 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 08:47:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University has released a statement regarding move-in delays at the Palmetto North dorm.

The university released the statement on Thursday, saying that the "student experience" is of great importance to them.

They say that for that reason, they told students and parents scheduled to move into the dorms that move-in would be postponed until Friday.

According to the university, students who planned to move in on Aug. 22-24 were given the opportunity to temporarily relocate to hotel accommodations until the facilities are reopened. 

In response to multiple reports from and to the media about displaced students, FAMU's Student Affairs released this statement:

"Approximately 45 students are being accommodated in hotels as they await the reopening of Palmetto North. While approximately 120 spaces are being prepared, the University requested students and parents on Tuesday to delay their move-in until Friday afternoon.

This has helped to ensure students are not without a place to stay during this time. Students are also being provided with options to explore off-campus housing today and tomorrow at the University’s annual off-campus housing fair."

They say that they are also offering amenities including meals for students, transportation via shuttle service, air-conditioned storage units for student belongings, and moving assistance.

FAMU says a call-in line has been established to provide students and parents with updates throughout the week. They say that they will remain committed making the transition as smooth as possible for incoming students. 

Students and parents assigned to Palmetto North may email famuhousing@famu.edu for additional information.