Housing Crunch Leads to Offers of Cash, Food

Housing Crunch Leads to Offers of Cash, Food
UW-Stout athletes help move incoming freshmen in to their dorms on Move-In Day 2019.

It’s the latest snapshot of just how big UW-Madison is getting.

The school says 276 students this year accepted either five thousand-dollars or a free year’s worth of meals to live off campus. University housing leaders say this year’s record-breaking freshman class led to a housing crunch. UW-Madison offered either the five thousand-dollars, a free spot at the Eagle Heights community, and in some cases a free dining plan for one year.

The university said there are over 86-hundred people in the freshman class this year. There are just nine thousand dorm rooms on the entire campus.

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