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Damien Stahl, 20, checks out of the Graduate Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 17th.

Students forced off campus find new opportunities in hotel living at the Graduate

In an already unprecedented semester, instead of staying in traditional dorms like Hinton James and Granville Towers, some UNC students have found themselves living in a hotel.  Over 70 UNC students have been living at the Graduate Chapel Hill, a hotel on Franklin Street that has rapidly shifted its business model to accommodate student living needs. Anne Houston Huffman, a first-year journalism student staying at the Graduate, said living there has allowed her to retain some sense of normalcy in her first-year experience, from being close to campus to having opportunities for social interaction. “When I walk through the doors, the staff always know my name,” Lauren Langley, another first-year staying at the Graduate, said. “The way I look at it, no matter where I choose to live for the next three years, I always have a home here.”

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