It's not your parents dorm anymore
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needs of these students will be much different, says Jack Gibbons,
associate director of Residential Life. "They are more exit-oriented.
As a result, we will begin to differentiate our services, target
them to a different population."
vie for the top students in the 21st century, the university
needs to be able to provide university-owned housing to all
who want it.
in hand with the challenges come opportunities. More classroom space
will be included in the new buildings. Academics in the Commons
plans to expand its services with additional tutoring available
in the high-rises. And the main lounge at Rieber will be redesigned
as smaller rooms for individual study or group work.
upperclassmen on The Hill, there may be new traditions established,
including greater collaboration between older and younger students.
will be challenging and rewarding," says Gibbons of the changes
ahead. "UCLA's residential program is very dynamic. It's constantly
changing and growing, improving and innovating, trying to be ahead.
Just like the rest of campus."