This semester, two university officials are moving out of campus housing, while next fall, graduate assistants will be moving back in to various campus dorms.
Kim Grieve, vice president of Student Services and dean of students, has moved from McFadden Hall to a home off-campus. Director of Housing Todd Tucker, who has been living on campus while waiting to sell his house, will not live on campus next semester.
Grieve said one of the big reasons she decided to move out of student housing is because with the high demand to live in McFadden, she didn’t want to take the space of four students.
“I loved my time in the residence halls, but it was time to have some space,” Grieve said in an email. “My husband really enjoys working on projects and gardening.”
Tucker said the apartment Grieve lived in is no different than the others in McFadden Hall.
But the North Complex apartments where graduate assistants will be living this coming fall semester are different than the rest of the rooms in the building. As opposed to two-person rooms, these rooms are more like traditional apartments.
Two graduate assistant hall directors will move into North Complex. Tucker said in the past, graduate assistants had previously lived in the residence halls, but have not since lived there since he became the director of Housing. The graduate assistants will live in apartments in Richardson and Beede Halls.
Tucker said next year will be the deciding factor to determine if housing will add graduate assistants to other buildings in future years.
First-year Alex Moberly said adding more staff to North Complex could be a positive change.
“It’s always good to have a little more authority,” Moberly said.