August 16, 2022 – UPEI: The University of Prince Edward Island is reaching out to the PEI community for assistance in helping students find housing. With the start of classes coming up on September 7, numerous students are still searching for housing, said Laura O’Laney, acting director of Ancillary Services.
The University’s three residences are full, and there are 400 students on the waiting list. The new residence, now under construction, will not be available to students until the fall of 2023. The UPEI homestay program also is at capacity and could use another 100 to 150 families.
“If you know of or have accommodation—a house, an apartment, a room—that would be suitable for students,” she said, “please contact our Off-Campus Housing Office.”
O’Laney said that the housing shortage is stressful for students and for staff.
“We are receiving a lot of phone calls from students who are upset about the housing problem,” she said, “and we are doing our best to help them.”
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