As many college students prepare for the upcoming fall semester, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is housing issues. For Clark Atlanta University (CAU) that is exactly what’s going on.
According to WSB-TV, about 150 students waited outside the HBCU’s student center with looming questions surrounding their housing status on Tuesday, August 14. Classes begin on August 15.
About 150 students are waiting for answers about their housing at Clark Atlanta University. Many of them told us they had already paid in full and were supposed to be in a dorm tonight. What the university told @rikkiklausWSB, on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11. pic.twitter.com/zYnKNecpyy
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 14, 2018
A @CAU sophomore I spoke with earlier, who said she’s financially-enrolled, who said she’s been coming to Clark Atlanta since June to iron out paperwork problems to no avail, told me at 10:06 that she was still on campus waiting for answers from school officials on housing. pic.twitter.com/6BU0vvQwO8
— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) August 14, 2018
First-year students and sophomores are required to live on campus; upperclassmen may choose to live off campus. According to the school’s statement, upperclassmen were required to reserve their housing with a deposit and complete the financial enrollment process by August 1, 2018.
The Office of Student Services and Campus Life, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is “working diligently with students to complete their financial enrollment process,” the statement said.
Consequently, the university is being slammed on social media.
One of my boys was JUST telling me how GREAT Clark Atlanta University is ?? welp
— Corleone (@Nowillywonka) August 14, 2018
Why is my school in the news? Lawd what y'all doing Clark Atlanta University. I still love y'all and hopefully you all fix the housing problem
— It´s Really Kita (@itsreallykita) August 14, 2018
Hopefully, this issue is resolved sooner rather than later. It’s a terrible black eye for any university, let alone an HBCU Universiy.