Students Invited to Attend University Housing and Dining Rate Hearings

Friday, September 25 2009

by Tina Deines

MOSCOW, Idaho – All residence hall students are invited to attend the “Presentation of Proposed 2010-11 Residence Hall Room and Campus Dining Board Rates” Thursday, Oct. 1.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in the Living Learning Community Blue Bird room.
The directors of University Housing and University Dining, as well as representatives of each department will be at the event to explain the proposed rate increases to students, and where the money will be going. Students will get the opportunity to ask questions and critique the proposed rates.

Ray Gasser, director of University Housing, said that he thinks that the rate changes will allow University Housing to remain to be a good value for students.

“As we continue to try to offer students the best value for their dollar, we think they will be pleased to see next year’s options and the reasonable rate increases during the rough economic times,” Gasser said. “We know that if students add up all the 'extras' like cable service, heat, water, Internet service and tech support, they will see that University Housing is still a great value.”

If student feedback is positive, the departments will present the proposed plan to campus leaders and eventually the state Board of Education.

A similar presentation will take place for university apartments Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building.
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