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Student affected by UL's housing glitch: "I felt sick to my stomach"

Posted: 10:19 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 23:19:35-04

UL is blaming a computer glitch for allowing 70 students to register to live in the new Heritage Apartments at Cajun Village.

Today, UL released a new statement saying that the administration will personally reach out to each student affected by the error.

For some students, that could be good news.

Emily Lloyd, a biology major living in California, was planning to live in Heritage Apartments. She, and other affected students that KATC spoke to, had already put down a deposit and had been assigned a room.

On Wednesday, she was told by the University that she and her roommates would not be allowed to live in Heritage.

"I felt sick to my stomach...I was so stressed out," Lloyd said.

However, after Lloyd, her parents, her roommates, and other family members all called UL, the University has placed them back in the apartment complex.

Lloyd said after the turnaround, she feels as if a "huge weight's been lifted off my shoulders."

Even though Lloyd's situation got cleared up fairly quickly, she said she hopes UL will communicate more clearly with students in the future.

"If you keep asking them...they will eventually give you an answer."