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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No shortage of student housing is expected this fall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the director of residence halls said Friday.

Jim Grubb said about 20-30 freshmen men are waiting for rooms, but he said space should open up by the time classes begin Wednesday.

“We’re required to hold everybody’s room reservation until classes start,” Grubb said. “When people do not claim their rooms by then, we can take those rooms and reassign them.

“We usually have about 200 people who fail to claim their rooms. Those spaces will open up.”

Those on the waiting list likely will get housing, Grubb said. “They may just have to wait a few days.”

Grubb said UT-Knoxville has 13 residence halls which house about 6,600 people. The majority of students will be moving to the campus this weekend, he said.

Contact: Jim Grubb (423-974-2571)