Housing shortages and full residences have pushed institutions across Québec to search for new options for their students well in advance of September. Le Devoir reports that over 1,500 students are on waiting lists for residences across the province already. At Université de Sherbrooke, the university residences’ 700 rooms have reportedly already been filled and the wait list for the Fall term is growing steadily. Cégep de Gaspé has a waiting list of over 75 names for its residence, and with the surrounding region sporting a housing vacancy rate of less than 1%, there are few off-campus options available. Cégep de Victoriaville directeur Denis Deschamps explained that students are staying in residence longer as a result of the housing crisis, meaning that spots are also not opening up.