ST. LOUIS—As reported in last week, Saint Louis University has just launched a major project to update its portfolio of student housing. And Melinda Carlson, the director of housing and residence life, now tells that the big changes instituted by universities in student housing had an impact on officials here and how they made plans for the future.

“We started the process of looking at our housing last November,” Carlson says. “And we really looked at market demand and what our competitors were doing.” The Catholic school requires its 1st year and 2nd year students to live on-campus, and leaders decided their facilities needed an update to fully-reflect the new standards for amenitized housing going up across the US.

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