Today I got an emailed answer from administration about my living situation.
Hi Ashley- I did some research into what we discussed yesterday, and unfortunately you will not be able to live in your car on campus any longer. As I suspected, there are safety/security issues involved, and frankly we don't want you getting hurt.Do I understand their reasoning? Yes. Am I ticked off that they couldn't have given me that a month ago? Yes. The rule is, in fact, not a rule. It's a clause stating that campus PD are basically able to save students from their own dangerous actions, and they consider my actions dangerous (at least for them should anything happen).
So were do I go from here? Good question. Right now I'm sitting at the mall a few minutes from campus waiting to see how many cars are still in the parking lot by midnight. They seem to be setting up some kind of a carnival out there so, at least for the next few days, I have a great place to stay. Realistically, this is much more central too and gets me off campus.
I hope that everyone understands how hard it was for me not to go on a rant about society's criminalization of the homeless/poor...