Talked to D this weekend. Apparently the housing "issue" this year pretty much involves the Juniors. In the past, very few (if any) seniors wanted to come back onto campus after moving off. As a result, some juniors who would have gotten off-campus leases decided not to, believing they would have no problem getting into the new Station at Mill Point. Unfortunately a lot of seniors did want to come back into Mill Point, and the allocated housing for Juniors ran out quickly, leaving a number of juniors out in the cold for housing. My D says the info they received repeatedly said juniors could live in Mill Point, and didn't mention the limited number of spaces, so some of the juniors feel they were misled. But I can't help but wonder why the kids didn't figure out the math: 350 slots for juniors at seniors at Mill Point, and about 1000 kids in each grade.
This seems to be an unusual mix-up for Elon, where in our nearly 2 years of experience things do truly generally run like butter. I think it's a function of these transitional years where they're still tearing down old housing and building new. Once the Global Village is up, they'll have a steady number of rooms and it will be more predictable.
Again, Elon promises housing to frosh and sophs, and by the time any incoming frosh are juniors I think the housing situation will have settled out.