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FAMU on-campus student housing fully booked for fall

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Florida A&M University has run out of on-campus housing for the fall due to an increase in demand.

University officials attribute the spike in demand to a larger incoming freshman class and a jump in the number of students transferring to the university.

“We have reached our capacity in housing,” said William Hudson, FAMU's vice president for Student Affairs. “We sincerely apologize to all students who want to live on campus.”  

The campus’ residence halls are fully booked for the fall. The university has 2,450 beds on campus.

In the spring, on-campus housing had almost reached capacity, leaving about a couple hundred beds available.

FAMU has compiled a list of off-campus housing for incoming freshman who can't get into the dorms.

Freshmen who live off campus will get a parking permit if needed. They can also ride StarMetro to campus for free with their student ID.

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