Some Drexel students scrambling after housing falls through

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Some Drexel students scrambling after housing falls through. John Rawlins reports during Action News at 6pm on July 27, 2018. (WPVI)

Some Drexel University students are now scrambling to find a place to live for the fall semester.

This, despite having on-campus housing secured as recently as 48 hours ago.

The family of one third-year student who had been assigned to a suite in Caneris Hall learned all four upperclassmen would have to find other rooms.

Kennedy Jackman of Cheltenham, also a third-year student, got the rude awakening email as well.

"Basically it just flat-out said 'your housing is canceled," she said.

Drexel did provide students with links to several privately operated housing complexes, including one University Crossings and another, called the Summit.

"First I went to the Drexel affiliates, the Summit, and they were all filled within four hours as we were all scrambling to find a place," said Jackman.

Drexel did not provide someone to be interviewed, instead issuing a statement saying it provides housing for upperclassmen as space is available.

"Drexel is working with 74 upper-class students who could not be accommodated in university housing due to demand."

"It is upsetting. It's really sad because I love Drexel, I love being here, I would not want to go to any other school. The fact they're doing this to me, as someone who is loyal to them, is really sad," said Jackman.

Those Drexel-affiliated housing complexes would not comment on availability or price.

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