Dan Olsen Interview
4:23PM Jun 15, 2021
Okay, so I just had a couple questions about enrollment in the fall. Just like what you guys were expecting numbers wise for overall and then kind of for your freshmen and sophomore classes to
I have right now I'd have to dig for sophomore classes. What I have for you right now is a freshman class with a first year students. So we're hitting 8808 1,801st year students this fall, which would be our largest flock freshman class in recent history.
Okay, and then what is the plan for housing for everyone with the New Living requirement for sophomores to
so we were able to appropriately address our housing needs, because we had indicators early on that this was going to be a growing class. And so we were able to transition to making sure we have enough space for excuse me, our first and second year students. But if you recall to the second year live on reinstatement that really takes effect for this first year, class or this freshman class. So it would be coming into their second year that they would be required to live on campus freshmen last year, we're not impacted by that decision.
Right. And then, um, what is the plan for, like pricing to for the semester and for housing, and everything is, do you expect the cost of dorms and everything to go up or about stay the same?
So as you know, I mean, you might be new to state news, right? I usually cover sports. So this is my wheelhouse. Right. So usually, the conversation around the budget happens at the June board meeting. And so obviously, you know, as part of that, you know, we do University rates in general require in almost require University rates in general. I mean, that's something that we want to make sure that the Board of Trustees has an opportunity to look at and do a comprehensive review. And so that that wouldn't be happening here at this June board meeting, as you know, that's part of the budgeting process. And so they would be looking at all the university rates as they are going to make determinations about what would be going forward for the next academic year. Right. So I'd like to say, there's really no set increase that has been brought forward at this point in time.
Okay. Um, yeah, that those are just a couple quick questions I had for you. So thank you so much.
Well, I would just add, we're excited that more and more students are continuing to choose Michigan State University to continue their educational journey. And it really does reinforce the value of a Michigan State education and coming out of a pandemic. And as we look at what the fall semester is going to be like you're on campus. We're certainly excited and eager to see the next generation of Spartans join us on campus for an in person experience this. All
right. It'll be awesome to have everyone back, you know, considering last year with the pandemic.
And I'm actually looking forward to meet with you and your colleagues too. I I chatted with Carly, earlier in the summer. And both myself and my colleague Emily gron are are excited to hopefully be able to meet with you guys in person and help answer some of the questions that you guys might have as you're starting to shape up for what eats you're going to be on for the fall semester. So if you need anything else, please holler but hopefully they could do what you need. All right, thank you so much. Have a good one. Yep, you too.