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UO Renews Contracts For Graduate Village Residents Who Applied

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The University of Oregon announced Wednesday every graduate and law student who requested to renew their Graduate Village contract by June 1 will be accommodated.

The statement from UO spokesperson Kay Jarvis said University Housing notified 31 students on Tuesday, but students may need to move to a different unit in the complex.

This announcement follows a May 25 protest by students who received an email from UO Housing stating they wouldn’t be able to renew their lease for the upcoming term. 

In response to the email, some students said the university was unfairly pushing them out with short notice. The news was especially concerning for first year students hoping to renew contracts for the duration of their studies.

The university is planning to use some of the apartments for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine units. A move, UO said is in-line with CDC and state guidlines. 

 

The university said “they will supply modest moving assistance to graduate village residents relocating to new units within the complex or other university housing spaces.”

 

Full Statement from the University of Oregon:

 

The UO is pleased to report that every graduate and law student who requested to renew their Graduate Village contract by the June 1 deadline will be accommodated in Graduate Village for the coming year. University Housing notified 31 students on June 2 that their contracts will be renewed as requested though they may need to move to a different unit in Graduate Village.

University Housing also received requests by the June 1 deadline from nine undergraduate students, and those students will be accommodated in other University Apartment units at the same rental rate they would have paid at Graduate Village. Any remaining Graduate Village residents who did not submit a contract renewal by the June 1 deadline may still do so and the university will continue to process those requests in the order received.

Following the notification in May that one of the Graduate Village units would be used for next near for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine next year, the University Housing team has reached out to everyone currently in Graduate Village, working to make assignments quickly and provide a quick resolution. The UO will supply modest moving assistance to Graduate Village residents moving into new Graduate Village units or other University Housing spaces.

 

This story may be updated.

 

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