Stockton eyes 400 rooms in Atlantic City hotel for students

Stockton University's Atlantic City campus (Stockton University Instagram)

Stockton University's Atlantic City campus (Stockton University Instagram)

Stockton University is renting 400 hotel rooms in a former Atlantic City casino to help spread out students this fall amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The university says it is finalizing an agreement with the owners of the Showboat hotel to provide student housing in the Boardwalk hotel that once was a casino. Stockton says it is looking to reduce the density of student housing in dorms on its Atlantic City campus.

It is renting 300 single rooms and 100 double rooms at the Showboat for the fall and spring semesters. The Showboat will provide 250 dedicated parking spaces for students.

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