News & Observer:
UNC Charlotte has offered to rent dorm rooms to nearly 1,500 visitors to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a move that would delay the start of the fall semester by 25 days and cancel the traditional fall break.
[...]It's not clear whether convention organizers will accept the offer. [Chancellor] Dubois said the rooms could cost up to $500 per bed per night.
That's so the university can recover the estimated $3 million in revenue it would lose in housing costs as well as losses in such areas as food services, bookstore purchases and parking costs.