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Residence halls filling up at CSU

MORROW — Students received an alert this week about this fall’s high demand for campus housing at Clayton State University.

Clayton Station announced it was unable to accept any more paid reservations. There was a waiting list, however.

Jeff Jacobs is Clayton State’s associate dean for housing, residence life and community standards.

“We are extremely pleased about the number of students desiring to live and learn with us,” he said. “We have made a number of improvements to our residential facilities including renovations and security enhancements.”

Jacobs said there are roughly 1,300 beds or dorm units on campus, 11 percent of which are off-line for repair or renovation. He said he expects those units to be completed by January.

Clayton State, in effect, brings more than 1,000 residents annually to Morrow. It reportedly contributes about $257 million each year to the local economy.

The university’s annual “Move-In” Day is Wednesday.