College dropout refuses to leave dorm room, faces eviction lawsuit

She says dorm life is "really lonely" and she feels "very isolated".
She says dorm life is "really lonely" and she feels "very isolated". Photo credit: Getty

A former student is refusing to leave her college dorm room - two years after dropping out.

New York's Hunter College is waging a legal war against 32-year-old Lisa S Palmer, who enrolled to study geography.

However she dropped out of classes shortly after moving into the dorms and failed to pay her student fees "almost immediately", Hunter College says.

Ms Palmer says dorm life is "really lonely" and she feels "very isolated".

The college is continuing the battle and has filed an eviction lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court.

"Not only did Palmer refuse to vacate her dormitory room in order to make room for incoming, eligible students enrolled at Hunter College, but she dropped out of Hunter College, making her ineligible for student housing in vent," the suit says.

She has now "racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College's service of additional vacate notices".

But Ms Palmer refuses to back down.

"I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I'm going to stay," Ms Palmer told The NY Post.

She says Hunter refused to let her register for classes after she disputed her housing and tuition bill.

"I felt that it was a miscommunication initially, but after I met with the dean I felt that they were starting to treat me unfairly. It was like, 'Get out,'" she told The NY Post.