Former University Inn residents “not complaining” about relocation
By Rachel Levy, Reporter
Some Shenandoah University students who were moved out of University Inn are not complaining about their new digs.
Sophomore resident assistant Sidney VanTuyl said she was happy to be staying in the Hilton Garden Inn on Wingate Drive and added she didn’t “expect to be put in a nice hotel.”
Some 200 student residents of University Inn were moved out of their rooms over the weekend because of what the University calls moisture problems. The students are being moved into five Winchester hotels; in addition to the Hilton Garden Inn, they have moved into the Hampton Inn directly across from the university, the Holiday Inn and Fairfield Inn on Front Royal Pike (Rt. 522), the Aloft Hotel on Millwood Pike (Rt. 50) and the Best Western directly across from the university.
The University notes they should expect to stay in the hotels throughout fall semester.
Transportation and meals are concerns for students.
“I just don’t like the transportation,” said freshman Madisson Wood.
The University has set up a shuttle service with two new shuttle vans. The shuttles are to run every 15 minutes starting at 5:45 a.m. The shuttles are running on a schedule that can be found here.
“The University has done everything they could in their power to make it comfortable for us,” Wood said.
The University has been giving free goodie bags with snacks and gift to all displaced residents.