UW dorms feel the strain of largest freshman class
The University of Washington's largest freshman class has left undergraduate housing more crowded than ever. UW's Housing and Food Services has had to strain to accommodate as many students as possible, reports The Daily of the University of Washington.
The University of Washington's largest freshman class has left undergraduate housing more crowded than ever.
UW's Housing and Food Services (HFS) has had to strain to accommodate as many students as possible, reports The Daily, the UW newspaper.
There are 846 students living in Terry Hall this year, compared with 624 last year. Many rooms that once held two students have been converted to triples.
"At the beginning of every school year, we know we're going to be full," HFS communications manager David Rey said. "But students have been getting better at applying for housing as soon as they can."
There were 49 students on the waiting list and 71 students living in temporary housing in UW dorms as of last week. Many of those live in dorm lounges that have been outfitted with beds.
Even Resident Advisers have moved from larger RA rooms into smaller ones to make room for the incoming class. Staff at Terry Hall has more than doubled, according to one adviser.
"We've been working to accommodate the demand for the past couple of years," Rey said. "As long as the university stays strong and popular, we expect to have a strong demand for housing."
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