Umpqua Community College Acquires Three Buildings for Conversion to Student Housing in Roseburg, Oregon

by Katie Sloan

Roseburg, Ore. — Umpqua Community College (UCC) has acquired three buildings near its campus in downtown Roseburg for conversion into student housing. The buildings, which total 62,000 square feet, were acquired for $1.9 million. Construction to upgrade and remodel the properties will begin this summer and will continue in phases over the next few years. The purchases are part of the college’s strategic plan to grow programming and ensure that out-of-area students have housing available. “There is a lot of buzz in the state about workforce housing — over 70 percent of UCC students hold a job, and many of those are full-time,” says  Rachel Pokrandt, president of UCC. “If you’ve gone out to eat, gone to the grocery store, had your car serviced or grabbed a coffee any time recently, you’ve probably been served by a UCC student. Student housing is workforce housing.”

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