There’s no room in the residence halls at Va. Tech. That’s why freshmen are at hotels.
Swamped with a surge of incoming freshmen it hadn’t foreseen, Virginia Tech this summer tried all kinds of dorm-maximizing tricks to squeeze in its largest class ever. Singles morphed into doubles, doubles into triples. Lounges became pop-up bedrooms for three or 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.