Although Concordia is not allowed to release the name of the specific group staying on campus due to safety reasons, the company’s purpose is to provide security at the convention.
CUW’s Senior Communications Director Jeff Bandurski is in charge of coordinating the group that will be staying at the university during the convention.
“The first person to call to stay at CUW was a group of coach bus drivers because they wanted individual rooms,” Bandurski said.
According to Bandurski, the security company reached out to CUW for housing also because of the university’s private bedrooms. 206 people will be staying on campus in Coburg and Chemnitz.
Other groups, including political activists, civics class students, and high school choirs scheduled to perform at Fiserv Forum during the event reached out to Concordia in search of room availability.
According to local news media reporting, other area universities also are renting out dorm rooms for convention attendees.
Written by Natalie Beck.