San Jose State bumps upperclassmen from dorms to mystery hotel

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    San Jose State bumps upperclassmen from dorms to mystery hotel;)

    http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_18497369?nclick_check=1

    With its dorms promised to incoming freshmen, San Jose State is asking 250 upperclassmen to check into its version of the No-Tell Hotel, a place with maid service, pool and spa -- but, as yet, no name or location.
    Like William Shatner hawking mystery rooms on Priceline.com, the school wants older students to commit to an off-campus hotel by July 25 -- or ask for a refund. They're being evicted from dorm rooms to make room for a bigger-than-expected crop of incoming freshmen.
    While some students may welcome this last-minute lesson in crowd management -- SJSU promises the hotel will be "business class," with Wi-Fi and a fitness center but no cafeteria -- parents are unhappy.
    Will they share elevators with shoe salesmen from Topeka? Or come home to Egyptian cotton sheets and chocolates at the Fairmont?
     
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    Will they earn stay credit / status / points / miles?! ;)
     
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    The Fairmont, maybe?
     
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    UCSC did this a few years back (maybe they still do it?) and apparently it worked pretty well. I think they actually bought a Holiday Inn or something like that and turned it into a dorm of sorts, but the maid service was preserved. This is an increasing problem for schools that guarantee on-campus housing for one or more years to incoming students.
     
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    USC bought a Radisson hotel and used 6-7 floors as a dorm... used the top few floors to still rent out as regular hotel rooms, and got quite a few noise complaints. Students got maid service once a week to clean the bathroom and vacuum, etc.. and use of the pool, ice machines, etc. Directly across the street from campus.
     
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