GSU is calling for student volunteers to share their dorm rooms — but that hasn’t been required at this point, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Volunteers would receive a $1,400 room reduction rate for the semester.
“We have the Sheraton Hotel until Aug. 31, so we will be continuing to try to resolve our overflow issue through cancellations and volunteers until then,” she said.
Students who wish to volunteer can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-413-1800.
Those who aren’t being directed to the Sheraton are being assigned overflow rooms in Piedmont North and University Lofts. Those residents will also receive a discount.
But for some students, there’s not much solace.
"Students are just panicking," student Azaria Moore told Channel 2 Action News. "We're all in group meets, Instagram, Twitter trying to figure out what to do."
GSU says it intentionally overbooked its housing program, and officials think that hundreds of students will end up canceling the dorm rooms they reserved over the summer, according to the station.
GSU's director of housing said the university accepted so many students this year because last year they had more than 1,000 cancellations that left them with hundreds of open beds.