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the housing program must be able to offer space and services to
a projected influx of 4,000 additional full-time-equivalent students
by 2010, at least two-thirds of them undergraduates. The revised
UCLA Student Housing Master Plan 2000-2010 ups the ante further:
The university wants to see 58 percent about a 10-percent
increase of a fast-growing student population living on or
within a mile of campus by 2011.
the 2000-2010 master plan guarantees incoming students four years
of university housing and transfer students two years, double what
was offered to them in the 1990 edition of the master plan.
plan is tied directly to the desire of the academic community that
there be sufficient housing on the core campus to accommodate all
incoming students for a full four years," Foraker says.
new single graduate students and professional-school students, the
plan promises two years in university-owned housing, or as many
years as necessary for those with dependent children. Previously,
no housing guarantees were made to these students.
impetus for these sweeping changes is the immutable desire to keep
UCLA soundly ahead of the competition. To vie for the top students
in the 21st century especially with a limited supply of affordable
residences near campus the university needs to be able to
provide university-owned housing to all who want it, says Foraker.
UCLA Housing is busy building these new spaces, Hanson's Office
of Residential Life must plan for the challenge of supervising,
supporting and programming for the additional students. It is going
to be a particularly interesting challenge since this new mix of
students might include upperclassmen.