What happens around Blacksburg the weekend of May 16th?
The answer is the New River Valley is packed with parents and families, who come to Virginia Tech for graduation weekend.
Larry Hincker, with University Relations at VirginiaTech, says 50 percent of its students live more than four hours away. "It's just not right for them and it's just not right for them to drive another hour and a half to the commencement so you're right, we're going to concentrate them here in the Blacksburg area it's going to be good for the town because there's that many more people living here.that will go out to the restaurants."
The lottery for those air conditioned rooms begins March 13th.