Coming Soon to Daytona State: Dorm Rooms

I just got word of this from the News-Journal. The Board of Trustees is negotiating with University Housing Services Inc. to build student apartments on or near the Daytona Beach campus.

Actually, no negotiations are happening yet. Plans to negotiate have been approved. You’ve got to love paperwork.

The college already owns a whole bunch of property around it (29 lots), so they might use those for something. They still don’t have enough parking though. I can’t believe they want to build dormitories.

“A 120-bed building might be built with eventually as many as 500 beds becoming available.

They’re counting student housing by the number of beds. Sounds like a prison to me, ha ha. It’s enough for me to be at class five days a week. I don’t need to start living at the college.

Daytona State College is supposed to be catering to local residents, most of which already have houses, apartments, or are living with their parents. You don’t hear of many people moving 500 miles to go to Daytona State. Maybe for Florida State University, but not for our little school.

This doesn’t support the college’s mission at all. It’s just mindless expansion and further embezzlement of public funds. Community colleges are socialist institutions, meaning they’re funded by mandatory tax dollars. If DSC had to pay property taxes (~$1.2 million / year) and other fees, and received no public funding, you can bet this wouldn’t last long, because colleges provide a small amount of value to the community, proportional to what they take. Daytona State is no exception. Professors and administrators are overpaid for their contribution to the world, but more importantly, rampant waste and sweetheart contracts expunge more public funds. How much did the name changes cost them? How about all the advertising they send out? They sent me a big pamphlet, $1 in postage, welcoming me to the college last semester. But I started three semesters ago. My mother left for California 10 years ago, yet we continue to receive newsletters and advertising from the college, addressed to her, on a biweekly basis. Why not use some logic instead of shotgunning?

“But on-campus housing provides a campus with a more vibrant campus atmosphere that can enhance students’ engagement and experience.”

No more having to drive home. Yay! :xx:

19 thoughts on “Coming Soon to Daytona State: Dorm Rooms

    • They don’t have any… would be better if they just subsidized rent in nearby apartment complexes and give all the students bicycles, like they do for the ICC / State Dept. students.

  1. I’d be pretty ecstatic if DSC had dorms, regardless of how bad of a financial move that would be for the school. I’d be nice to just wake up and walk to class. Saves me the gas money to go to the beach on the weekends 😛

  2. I think the dorms would have been a great idea, that or an apartment complex that is students only. i’m moving from South Carolina to attend Daytona State and having a rough time finding a roommate or reasonable housing.

    • They aren’t going to do it anytime soon… parking is the problem now. The college is trying to buy land up on White St. for parking and perhaps dorm rooms in 2010 or 2011.

    • well im planning on going to DSC but i have no idea how the whole dorm thing works.. can any one help me….do we need to have a roommate

  3. i think this is great.. Im from Virginia…. i moved here for several reasons.. not just college. and i have seen many people not originally from here tlk bou going to DSC… Now that it is a 4 year school.. I’m sure more wil enroll from farther away.. Daytona Beach is a famous place .. like if u mention it to people in Wyoming .. they will know where you are talking abou.. so its actually a good thing.. people are interested in colleges on the beach..especially know ones.. just face it…

      • Seabreeze Pointe Apartments on Brentwood Drive in Daytona Beach are very affordable .. We are renting a 2 bedroom for $407 a month it is 900 sqft and very liveable.. I love it here.. also they have a 1 bedroom for $383 a month.. i believe it is 700sqft.. not bad at all for the price.. i love these apts personally.. there is a pool and the office and maintenance people are very nice.. we moved in during a sale.. (I don’t know when they are ending the sale) but the reg price for a 2 bedroom here is $475.. im sot sure about teh one bedroom .. but it should be a good price.. i imagine they are still having the sale ( the office siad there tenants went up) .. the apts are very quiet.. and they have a rule against just hanging out in teh parking lot and stuff.. overall we couldnt ask for nething more .. and yes they so accept pets (yaay) :big-grin: :big-grin:

          • Yes it is and they have alot of empty apts..most around mine are empty but it is on the rise we are getting moving trucks daily.. but it seems like as soon as they move ends..there lease is up… i love it here tho.. its only like 5 mins from the college and almost rite across from seabreeze.. so its easy to get to the beach.. we have more than enough room… i would be fine with living here a few more years but our goal is to buy a house as well.. these are great apts if u have alot of stuff and it feels more like a house neways (also both closets are walk in and it has plenty of storage in the bathroom and kitchen..

          • There really is no substitute for owning your own house. Funny thing is we’re five miles from the beach but never go. If we were fifteen miles from the beach we’d go more often.

  4. when will the dorms be ready? im from new york and i got accepted to this school and have to rent an apartment, but at the same time i know is going to cost me money, i really want to experience living in a dorm.

  5. Funny you say that about FSU, I moved from Daytona to go to Tallahassee Community, so I could have a better chance of getting into FSU in 2 years. 😐

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