Make yourself at home: Village to stay open through school break

Matt Boland

 The Washburn Village apartments at Washburn University recently announced that there will no longer be break checkouts starting next year. Students staying at the apartment-style residence will no longer be asked to move out during winter and spring recesses as the village will be open the entire academic year. 

“There has been a lot of call for it from students in previous years. They’ve not wanted to check out to go home, they’ve wanted to stay here. These are usually upperclass students or upperclassmen that stay there and they have jobs and activities to attend on campus. So we looked at the cost benefit analysis to everyone involved, and we decided it would be for the best,” said Cody Burggraff, assistant director of residential living. 

The cost for keeping the Village open year round will be reflected in the increased price students pay for housing at the Village. The increase is due to the Village’s per-day rate. For example, a double room for next year will have a rate of $19.09 a day, but since the Village will be open more, there are more days to pay for compared to the previous year. The price increase will take effect starting August 16, 2018 for both new and current student residents.