January 10, 2008

Vassar '12 Update

Update: The Vassar '12 Facebook group now has 133 members.
We wonder how next year's housing crunch affected admissions.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that they accepted/are planning to accept fewer students for next year. Otherwise, no one is going to be happy in the dorms...

Anonymous said...

And 19 of them are 2011+

Anonymous said...

i hope they accept lots and lots of straight male science students...

Anonymous said...

just so you know, it didn't affect admissions. class of 2005 was the largest class ever (still is) and they closed down jewett while those guys were on campus. it didn't open up again until the semester before i got there. so...admissions just accepts the students and reslife gets to deal with the rest.

Anonymous said...

does this mean that sophomores and juniors are basically screwed for rooming?

Anonymous said...

yeah, less singles

Anonymous said...

there probably won't be any 'good' singles. there will be lots of triples. student fellows won't get doubles as singles, that sort of thing. it'll probably be worse for the incoming freshman, cause they will be the ones in triples.

andrew bennett said...

Hi all. The REAL story on housing for next year is...

All sophomores (current freshmen) except student leaders will be in doubles. Large singles of over 150 square feet will be turned into doubles to accommodate the freshmen and sophomores in doubles.

Juniors and seniors will be largely unaffected.

Seniors will have the opportunity to live in new 5-person THs as long as the units are completed on time. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to apply for new coop housing at the THs.

No room will be turned into a triple.

Your dorm renovations coordinator,
andrew

Anonymous said...

they better not give any triples to sophs and/or juniors

and i thought that they werent totally knocking down davison anymore? and they werent going to need to close the entire dorm? im not sure though.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I like the new color of MadsVassar!
It would be fun, though, if it more reflecting Vassar's school colors.

Anonymous said...

Andrew - thanks for the info.

I'm curious as to how seniors aren't going to be affected, though, seeing as there isn't enough senior housing for everyone so some people will invariably end up in the dorms. And since all the big singles are going to be doubles, that means some seniors are going to be stuck in smaller singles, which kinda sucks.

Also, given Vassar's crappy track record with construction (I mean, they started fixing the quad steps in the summer, and they still weren't done by winter break?!), are these new THs actually a viable possibility for next year?

And is there an actual body of support for the co-op THs? From what I've heard Luis Inoa was pushing the idea despite a lot of disagreement from the student committee.

Anonymous said...

this is the real deal- class of 12 - no space, lots of sex. cheers to that. let the species continue

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:17!

Anonymous said...

i agree with 8:04!

andrew bennett said...

This is a little late in response to the additional comments...

Davison WILL be taken offline next year. The building will not be open due to extensive renovations to the infrastructure and interiors. Plans are in the process of being finalized and will hopefully be put on display in the near future.

No sophomores, juniors, or seniors will be in one-room triples. As I said before, no rooms will be converted into triples. Moreover, the new Davison will not have any triples.

The new THs are up against the clock to be built in time. Unlike with the quad steps, however, B&G is on top of the TH construction and we are using a trusted contractor. It might appear that nothing is happening for a while since we are using panel construction. Much of the construction will occur off-site.

Some seniors will indeed be living in the dorms and others will move off-campus, as with any other year. Since the largest singles will be converted into doubles, seniors will probably not have rooms as large as in previous years. Still, seniors in the dorms will get the first pick of rooms.

Feel free to email me (andbennett at vassar dot edu) with questions!

-Andrew