This year, the largest freshman class in MU history is prowling around campus with a whopping 6,160 students.
As the number of students continues to increase — in this year alone, there was a nearly 10 percent increase in the number of freshmen — the university has had to make several attempts to accommodate the growing number of students.
In July, MU offered a $1,000 incentive to returning students if they would break their housing contract with residential life, so that their beds could be made available for incoming freshmen.
MU also had to find even more ways to house the new freshmen, including renting out vacant Prunty Hall, a Stephens College residence hall and opening a new residence hall called TRUE Scholars, which is located on University Avenue.
So far, the MU Office of the Provost says the university has been successful in accommodating the large incoming class.
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