ORLANDO, Florida (WKMG) --Hundredsof students at University of Central Florida will be delayed in movinginto their dorm rooms this weekend because their new dorms won't beready in time for the school year, which starts Monday.
The new dorms are the Neptune community residence halls, near the UCF police station.
UCFofficials sent out an email to 650 residents Thursday night, leavingmany parents scrambling to rearrange their move-in plans for theweekend.
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Reginald andValerie Polnitz came down from Tampa to move their daughter Alana intoher dorm room. She's staying in the Nike dorms, which are completed.
"IfI was in that situation with my daughter, I'd be so upset that someonewould have to explain to me why this is happening last minute," saidReginald Polnitz. "We're glad she's taken care of, but it just kind ofblows my mind that students are just now finding out about this."
Twoout of three buildings in the Neptune residence halls are still notfinished. Students moving into building 157 won't be able to move inuntil Sunday, a day before school starts.
"Ifyou're paying tuition and paying for housing, you feel like your childshould be comfortable when you leave here," said Valerie Polnitz.
UCFofficials said another building won't be completed until early in thefall semester, which means 200 students will be put up in temporaryhousing.
Parents from the Facebook group "UCF Pegasus Parent" have been venting their frustrations online.
One post reads in part, "This adds more stress to the ton I have. I don't like the lingering."
Mack Cope is helping his daughter, Madeson, move in and said he feels for families coming from out of state.
"We're lucky to be in the Nike unit," said Cope. "If I was from out of town, I don't know how I'd deal with that."
Studentsin temporary housing will have the option to move into Neptune oncetheir room is ready or remain in their temporary room for the fall andspring semesters at their current rent.
UCF said they will provide temporary housing for students that try to move in before Sunday.