Incoming UCF Freshmen assigned to live in bathrooms and closets
Less than a month remains until classes begin at the University of Central Florida, so freshmen are beginning the annual ritual of comparing their room (and roommate) assignments with one another on the UCF Class of 2018 Facebook group.
Incoming student Ashlyn TenBieg was shocked to find out that she was the only freshman in the online group without a roommate. While for some, this would be an ideal situation – no roommates to filthy up the bathroom, the ability to run around your room pantsless, no one to judge you for having nachos for dinner (again!) – TenBieg wanted the full college experience, living with a stranger and all.
She called the UCF housing office to inquire about the issue, and she learned that not having a roommate was the least of her problems. “[The representative from the housing office] told me that they mistakenly placed me in a bathroom and that I will get a new assignment,” TenBieg told Knight News, “I thought the lady was just joking at first when she told me, because she said it so casual.”
TenBieg wasn’t the only new student experiencing rooming troubles at the Neptune Community on-campus dorm at UCF. Brian Schickman already secured a roommate, but he kept his eye on his room assignment, which he says kept moving around. Eventually his roommate’s parents got involved and discovered that their son’s latest room assignment was a closet.
These situations spurred an investigation that uncovered a few more room-assignment errors in the Neptune Community, which have since been remedied. If you’re planning to live on campus at UCF this (or any) semester, though, you may wanna give the housing office a call and make sure they don’t have you living in an elevator.