University of Iowa debuts new graduate housing

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A new $31 million 444-bed housing complex for University of Iowa graduate students is 100-percent occupied—with a waitlist of 99 prospective tenants—just weeks after its debut.

UI officials said Friday they plan to meet the growing demand for such housing by building more graduate-specific units—providing another 400-some beds—as soon as next year.

“We have real student needs, and we want to meet those needs,” said Douglas True, UI senior vice president and treasurer. “So we will be back before the Board of Regents later this year.”

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