Freshman Housing

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Kyle Larsen discreetly dislikes the idea of freshman having to live on campus their first year at Snow College.  Photo by Ileana Brown.

Kyle Larsen discreetly dislikes the idea of freshman having to live on campus their first year at Snow College. Photo by Ileana Brown.

Snow College has finally decided to adopt the housing system of hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country. Any student, who has freshman status, will now be required to live in on-campus housing.

This new policy change came as a shock to some people, but one academic advisor explained, “Students who have fewer than 31 credits will be required to live on campus. This helps freshmen adjust to college life, and even helps their grades.”

Fortunately, this change will not affect a large portion of the current Snow College student body, but it will impact those planning on attending Snow for the 2015-2016 school year.

Some students, such as Madison Saddler, have friends coming to Snow in 2015, who were planning on rooming with and now cannot.

“It is pretty frustrating that they made this decision so late in the year,” explained Saddler. “Not only does it affect where my friends can stay next year, it changes who my new roommates will be in off-campus housing.”

As could be expected, the owners of Park Place, Snow Gardens, and Pinetree seem to be concerned, considering a majority of their tenants each year are freshmen.

“This does not seem like a very well thought out plan,” stated Christin Whitlock, a student at Snow, “there will not be enough room for the new students and current students with few credits to all fit in on campus housing.”

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