At some colleges and universities, students are required to live on-campus/on-grounds all four years. That is not the case here at UVA. Therefore, just because you are admitted as a transfer student, it doesn't mean that you are guaranteed housing. We've spoken with the housing department since reading the comments on the blog. There is a waiting list every year after housing fills the initial spots available for transfer admits. That being said, the housing department expects to have more than enough space on grounds for all transfer students who wish to live on grounds. It's just that first-year students (those coming straight out of high school) are the priority because that is the only time a student is required to live on grounds.
Housing therefore has to find space for them. I hope that clears up some confusion.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
As you can see from a few commenters, we've been making offers from the wait list in a slow and steady stream these past few weeks. Despite the calendar turning over to July 1 tomorrow, we will not close the wait list at that time. Again, I will announce it here when we've completed our review.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
We are still working on the wait list. I will announce it on here when we've completed our review. Students have been offered spots to all schools, but obviously the smaller schools have only taken a handful of students. College of Arts and Sciences has taken the largest sum. Again, we're taking 50-100 students. We hope to close the wait list in the next few weeks. We understand it's stressful, but I hope the outcome will be positive for you.