Students at CWNU took midterm exams for the second semester earlier this month. During exam periods, the university dormitory opens for 24 hours in accordance with the academic schedule to help students with their studies. During this midterm exam, the dormitory was open 24 hours for 2 weeks. All-hours access was divided into two periods, from 10/16 to 10/21, and from 10/23 to 10/28. There isn’t 24-hour access to dorms from Friday through Sunday night. Therefore, they opened two weeks before midterm exam week (week 8) because students begin studying at that time.
However, there are students who complain about the 2-week opening period being too short. Since some professors give their tests at different times from our academic schedule, there are students who haven’t finished their exams by the end of the dormitory’s all-hours opening period. Students who finish their exams early tend to arrive at the dorms after midnight and after drinking excessively, which is the reason dorms aren’t usually open 24 hours or on weekends. So students who haven’t finished exams have difficulty with studying and sleeping. In particular, students from the older dorms, buildings 1, 2 and 3 are very sensitive to noise because they are corridor-style and have a public bathroom. There are increasing numbers of students abusing the all-hours access period, arriving late, resulting in safety and noise problems, so the dormitory isn’t open 24 hours for three weeks (until the 9th week).
The president of the dormitory council, Choi Wan-kyu said, “In my opinion, reducing harm factors to students is as important as protecting their benefits. I’m constantly trying to keep up with safety and convenience for students, and I’m always open to students’ recommendations. I ask that all students will work together with us and be understanding.”
By Lee Yeon-ju, cub-reporter email@example.com
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