UConn adds housing at Stamford satellite campus



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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has approved a plan to add student housing to its satellite campus in Stamford.

Under the plan approved Wednesday, the school will spend $2.7 million to lease a six-story residence hall with 116 apartments that can house up to 290 students.

It's the first time UConn has offered housing outside its main campus in Storrs.

School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says UConn found that only 100 out of the 1,565 students enrolled in undergraduate classes in Stamford actually lived in the city and most traveled more than 20 miles to school.

The residence hall is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in September, 2017. The school says student housing fees will offset the cost of the lease.

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