The University is considering implementing an on-campus housing requirement for juniors, among other proposals, in an effort to meet the 2010 Campus Plan goal of housing 385 additional students on campus by 2015, according to GUSA President Trevor Tezel (SFS ‘15).
Tezel said the administration presented the option at a focus group meeting with GUSA members. “The University seems to be worried that … enough students are going to opt to live off campus to where they won’t have filled those beds and [won’t be] in compliance with the campus plan,” Tezel said.
The University may also require sophomores to live in dorm or suite-style spaces. Tezel sees the sophomore requirement as somewhat certain, considering the construction of dorms such as the Northeast Triangle.
Tezel says he and Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ‘15) will oppose the third-year requirement if the University tries to implement it.
A full report on the University’s proposal to require juniors to live on campus will be posted on Vox Populi.