When There’s No More Room In The Residence Halls...

It’s high time you occupy the hotels!

Blacksburg, Virginia — Virginia Tech this summer tried all kinds of dorm-maximizing tricks to fit in its largest class ever. Singles transformed into doubles, and doubles into triples. Lounges have become pop-up bedrooms for three and more.

And it shunted more than 500 students into a pair of hotels, including a Holiday Inn Express, here in the hills of Southwest Virginia.
Tishya Anand, 17, of Ashburn made the best of it as she unpacked gear in a makeshift triple at the Inn at Virginia Tech. It was move-in day, ahead of the start of classes Monday. Dealing with tight quarters, she figured, “shows your unity as a school.”
Her mother, Sridevi Anand, was less chipper. “Hotel? I was like, ‘I thought she would be in one of the dorms,’ ” she recalled. “This was a little scary, but it’s going to be okay.”

Virginia Tech’s problem, however, is a good problem. It is something envied by other universities who struggle to fill their seats with students.

But how did Virginia Tech get into this kind of mess? Find out on The Washington Post.

(Image Credit: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Same old story. Universities always overbook for their first semester or quarter. They also sell more parking permits than they have spaces.Many universities also require their first year students to live in the dorms, unless they are locals. By the end of the first term, there will be plenty of room. Maybe a third of the incoming class will flunk out or decide college isn't for them.
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