There are more students than there are spaces in residence halls at the University of Central Arkansas, but officials at the Conway college aren’t complaining.

Officials announced Thursday the occupancy rate for dormitories is 100.69 percent. As a result, officials have had to open temporary spaces in residence halls to accommodate the overflow.

There are 3,547 students living in campus housing. With university-owned apartments included, the school can house up to 3,565.

University spokeswoman Venita Jenkins says officials try to house freshmen students in the dorms because of programs set up there to support them, but will put them in apartments until other rooms open up. 

Jenkins says a preliminary count shows there are 2,000 freshmen enrolled.

Associate Vice President Rick McCollum called the overcrowding a good problem to have.