Higher Education: Dorms
Sweet Dreams: Trendy Dorms in Florida
Schools are spending millions on plush residence halls, looking for an edge in recruiting.
To help students cope with the stress of living away from home, some schools allow students to bring their pets with them. Last fall, Stetson University in DeLand designated about three dozen dorm rooms "pet friendly." Students living in those rooms are allowed one pet each, with dogs limited to 30 pounds or less. Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, meanwhile, has been welcoming pets to its campus since 1972. According to StudentAdvisor.com, there were 35 cats, ferrets and dogs registered to live on Eckerd's campus in 2010.