summer melt
 n.— «The largest-ever freshman class has caused a housing crunch at Penn State University.…“We expect that we will see a couple hundred more students change their minds over the summer.” While the admissions department waits for the effects of what is known as “summer melt,” the housing department is trying another tactic.» —“Happy Valley faces fall crowding” by Genevieve Marshall Morning Call (Pennsylvania) July 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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