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Over-Enrollment at Colby?

disneyallstardisneyallstar Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
I have heard some rumors that too many people committed to Colby for the class of 2021. Is this true? @-)

Replies to: Over-Enrollment at Colby?

  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,314 Senior Member
    They extended their deadline for notifying intention of taking a gap year, so some people are speculating that this means they are over enrolled and hoping some 2021s want to be 2022s. It could also mean that fewer juniors have decided to go abroad in the fall. Or it could be none of those things. We'll probably have to wait until summer to see what the numbers are.
  • disneyallstardisneyallstar Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Ok thank you! I was just worried about what this could mean for housing.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,314 Senior Member
    You'll be fine, @disneyallstar. Freshmen are taken care of!
  • EdParkEdPark Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    edited May 2017
    Anecdotally: Someone here posted the email his WLed daughter got IIRC this past Saturday, stating that the Wait List is now closed. Combine that with extending the filing deadline for gap year, and you can see why some folks came to the conclusion that too many students committed to Colby.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 18,912 Senior Member
    'You'll be fine, @disneyallstar. Freshmen are taken care of!'

    But how exactly? In forced triples? It's not like there are plentiful off campus housing options in the Waterville area for upperclassmen to move into. Colby is a purely residential college. Things could get squishy.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 4,314 Senior Member
    edited May 2017
    Sophomores might suffer. Freshmen, no. A certain portion of the sophomore class (170, I think) are not allowed to draw rooms so that freshmen can be housed first. The sophomores without rooms are assigned in the summer to empty rooms. Some portion of the housing is always being renovated, so my guess - and it's only a guess - is that delaying that planned renovation for some portion of a building could create a buffer. The squishy triples have always been squishy triples. And they are squishy indeed. I think there is additional housing for 200 under construction (not for this year), but that could make a delay in renovations reasonable.

    My point was an incoming freshman should not worry about living in a tent through the Maine winter!
  • EdParkEdPark Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    But, hey, that should knock the yield up another point or two.....
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