After admitting too many students, Virginia Tech will have to house some of them at local hotels for the fall semester.
Earlier this month, the school said they projected 7,500 acceptances to start this fall – 1,000 more than the average incoming class.
Now, university officials have inked a deal with two local hotels to help house some of the surplus students.
The Inn at Virginia Tech will have three floors of guest rooms for about 325 students, officials said in a release, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Blacksburg-University Area will house 195 incoming freshmen.
Officials said Monday they expect to be able to accommodate the rest of the students this fall.
They said almost 100 returning students opted out of living on-campus, 84 first-year students decided to live off campus and 49 students accepted one of the other academic options VT was offering earlier this year. The school said students could delay their admission as a gap year, enroll at community college or do an “alternative academic program” during the fall/spring term.
Anyone with questions about their hotel stay can call 540-232-1600.