UVa Making Room for Extra Students

August 9, 2011

The University of Virginia has a bit of a housing crunch.

University officials tell CBS19 about 90 more first-year students than expected enrolled for the fall semester. That means the University had to find 90 more spaces in its already full dorms.

To accommodate the extra students, triple room assignments were created in two of the areas that house first-year students, the Gooch/Dillard Complex and four buildings in the Alderman Road “new dorms” area (Dunnington, Dunglison, Fitzhugh and Courtenay).

The University released the following statement, in part:

“The rooms that have been tripled all have an additional set of furniture installed so that all three students have the same furnishings and storage space. The triple rooms are also only set up in facilities that are suite style so that in addition to the space in the room, all students have a lounge space directly adjacent to the room and they share the suite with a group that is either 7-12 students in size.”

UVa says students will have the opportunity to de-triple as cancellations or other factors open up space. This process will continue throughout the year until all rooms have been de-tripled or students have decided to remain in triple rooms for the entire year.

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