Centenary announces changes to local housing policy
SHREVEPORT, LA — Shreveport-Bossier City-area students attending Centenary College will have new housing options this fall. Students residing in 711 or 710 zip codes can choose to live in an on campus residence hall or at the home of a parent or guardian. Previously, nearly all Centenary students have been required to live on campus and the College has provided room fee waivers for local students.
“Centenary is glad to provide additional housing choices for local students, especially during this uncertain time when some students may want to remain closer to home,” says Calhoun Allen, vice president for enrollment and marketing at the College. “Local students will have more flexibility in choosing an affordable housing arrangement that meets their personal needs and budget.”
The new policy goes into effect for fall of 2020. Students living off campus with a parent or guardian will purchase a reduced price commuter meal plan for dining in either the Centenary Cafeteria or Randle’s, the College’s short-order grill, while they are on campus taking classes.
Local students who choose to live on campus will still receive a room fee waiver that covers the cost of their room in one of the College’s five residence halls. Centenary’s residence halls offer students single and double rooms, suites, and apartment-style living with quick access to all campus services and amenities, including dining options, the Centenary Fitness Center, the library, computer labs, and community cultural institutions such as the Meadows Museum and Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.
The housing policy change for local students applies to current students as well as prospective first-year and transfer students. More information is available at centenary.edu/localhousing.