Sumter, SC (WLTX) - It's the day before classes are back in session and some college students in Sumter say they don't have a place to stay on campus.
Outside the gates of Morris College in Sumter, you'll see students walking around campus, getting ready for a new semester.
"I just think it's a bit of bad business," says senior Catlin Edwards.
For Edwards, getting ready for a new semester involves more than just registering for classes.
"Basically what's going on is us students don't have a place to stay currently, due to there's not enough capacity left on campus," said Edwards.
He claims more than 30 students have been told they're not enough rooms for them to stay on campus. Edwards said this isn't the first time he hasn't had housing. "We were staying in a hotel last semester."
"We've never had a student not get housed, even when we had to house them in the hotel," says Morris College Dean Eliza Black.
She says many of the students without housing did not file their housing forms on time, meaning they're last on the list to receive a place.
"So they will have a place to stay tonight? Surely no student is going to be left without a place to stay. That has never happened at Morris College," said Black.
As students stand outside the gates of Morris College, the school says they are working on getting the students a hotel to stay in for a night, something the students want sooner rather than later.
"I mean I just basically want to have us some place to stay so we continue on our education, that's it," said Edwards.
The school is still working to get about 15 students into an on-campus house. They say the hold up has been the school waiting to find out if the dorms are full or not before they make the decision to house students in hotels.