LUX at Central Park residents have been given the option of moving on campus until construction on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard complex is completed.
On-campus students who have an empty bed in their rooms received an email Thursday telling them they could be getting a roommate between today and Sept. 5.
Rick Bradley, associate director for UNC Housing and Residential Education, said if all of LUX’s more than 370 residents take the University up on its offer, most open dorm spaces will be filled.
“All upperclassmen students who have an empty space in their room are likely to get one of those students from LUX,” Bradley said.
Bradley said no students will be added to freshman halls, and people with single rooms will not be affected.
He said housing officials will try to notify people that they will be getting a new roommate as soon as LUX residents sign the community living standards agreement, but that may not be possible because of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
“If the LUX students return those agreements back to us and then move a day later, we won’t have the ability to give everyone notice,” he said.
Paola Ibe, a senior biology major who has had a LUX resident assigned to her room, said she had not been notified personally that she was getting a new roommate, but only received the email sent to all people with empty beds in their rooms.