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Free summer housing for current students who enroll in summer school

ISSUED: 19 March 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Currently enrolled Shepherd University students will have the opportunity to live in Dunlop and Printz residence halls free of charge this summer if they enroll in summer school.

Shepherd students who take a minimum of six credits in the summer terms can live in Dunlop and Printz halls (double occupancy) at no cost for the housing. This offer is open to commuter students and current resident students.

“If you’ve wanted to see what it’s like to live in the apartments, now is the perfect time to try it out,” said Dr. Shari Payne, vice president for enrollment. “This is an excellent opportunity for commuters to sample residential living at Shepherd free of charge.”

The free housing offer is available for the term in which the student is enrolled for at least six credits. Dunlop and Printz halls feature apartment-style living, including kitchen, living room, and bathroom facilities in each unit.

Students will be responsible for paying for their meals. The Fireside Bistro and Wellness Café operate throughout the summer, and the Dining Hall will be open on a periodic basis.

“Summer school is a great time to get back on track if you’ve fallen behind academically,” said Payne. “Summer school also provides students the opportunity to accelerate their time to graduation by earning credits.”

Registration for summer school opens Monday, March 23.  To check course availability, please visit

To sign up for summer housing, Shepherd students should contact the Residence Life Office at 304-876-5172 or

For more information, visit

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