By Ian Miles Cheong | 8 April 2017
HEAT STREET — The University of Missouri has announced the closure of three additional undergrad residence halls due to the shortfall in student enrollment following the 2015 race protests. The closures bring the total number of closed residence halls to seven.
McCune told the news station that the halls are closing to “make sure we have the flexibility necessary whether the numbers are low or high,” adding that if the enrollment numbers are low, Mizzou won’t have to operate the unfilled residences. If the numbers go up, they can simply reopen them to accommodate the demand.
The associate director said that despite the closures, the university plans to open a new 279-bed hall for the 2017-2018 school year. […]