FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – With the beginning of the semester less than a week away, a few dozen students at Framingham State University are scrambling to find a place to live after being evicted from their apartments.

“We just got a letter stuck in our door that said we have to vacate by the end of the month,” one student named Samantha told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Many of the students signed leases back in June and others moved in earlier this month.

But their school, Framingham State University, recently purchased the property on Salem End Road, and won’t let them stay.

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“Most leases start in September. (The school has) given us not even a week to find a new place to live. The last thing you want to worry about is where you’re going to live,” Samantha said.

Instead, FSU wants to turn the property that borders the campus into a parking lot.

“I have to think about my transportation issues; how I’m going to get to class while trying to find a new place a month into school,” a student from New Hampshire said.

One option for students may be to move into on-campus dorms. But most students are resisting that idea.

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WBZ reached out to FSU’s legal counsel but did not hear back. The school plans to hold a meeting next week with the students to address their concerns.