At a meeting at the Dar El Handasseya last night, Resident Director Sarah Cosette announced to dorm residents that on-campus housing would not be complete by the spring semester.
Online applications will be available on Dec. 1 for students to apply for housing in the Zamalek dorms or at the Maadi hotel, she said.
Cosette warned that there were “limited spots” and that students will be assigned housing on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Her announcement comes after assurances by The American University in Cairo President David Arnold last week that the contractors were working hard to complete student housing “as soon as possible.”
However, Arnold stressed that “we need it to be first class student housing and if the contractors need a few more weeks to make it that, I’m going to give it to them.”
More than 400 students signed up for on-campus housing have been staying at military-operated hotels and the Maadi hotel since the university announced student housing would not be complete this semester.