Full House: Residential Life gets ready for Fall 2002

Charles Maricle

Charles Maricle

Last week, students who will live on campus re-applied for a new housing in their current building or in a different one.

In the past, a certain amount of rooms were available in each for single rooms, but for fall 2002, there will be no single rooms rented out.

Certain rooms in Waneta Hall that were being used as rooms are being reconverted into offices. This combined with increased enrollment has reduced the number individual rooms available.

The Waneta rooms had been used as individual rooms the last few semesters. The reconversion is not anticipated to have any effect on acceptance into the dorms.

“We’re always going to house everyone,” Jeff Vostad, assistant supervisor of Residential Life said.

Current enrollment in the halls is 2,750. That number is scheduled to increase in response to scholarships awarded by SDSU to National Merit Semi-Finalists.

The award offers free residence hall rent to freshman for their spring semester.

This would not be the first time SDSU residence halls were full. In the early 1990s, dorms were full but housing was furnished.

“We’ve never turned anyone away,” Vostad said.

“It sometimes seems really crowded but the process is pretty easy,” Brett Thoreson, a freshman in Binnewies Hall said.

The students who currently live in the halls get the chance to choose rooms first, Vostad said. The only requirement for getting a room is that the student is registered in classes at SDSU.

“It’s a pretty good idea of theirs to give returning students the chance at their choice of rooms,” Thoreson said.