Huh? Graduating Oakridge residents
forced to check out before commencement
May 2, 2008 | Graduating residents at Oakridge Student
Community, at 1355 N. 800 East, are required to check
out of their apartments before hearing their names called
during commencement ceremonies.
It's a major inconvenience for those graduating, who
must choose between storing their possessions somewhere
for up to six hours after vacating their apartments
or missing individual college commencement ceremonies.
The question must be asked: If a "student community"
is not sensitive to graduation concerns, what is
it sensitive to?
Check-out time for Oakridge residents not staying
the summer in their current apartments is noon Saturday,
exactly the time that individual college commencement
Some start later. The Colleges of Agriculture or Education
and Human Rervices ceremoniously commence at 2 p.m.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
starts its commencement at 4 p.m.
Am I missing something here?
Isn't graduation the goal in college?
Shouldn't a housing complex dedicated to providing
residence for college students encourage the achievement
of that goal?
Shouldn't Oakridge allow its graduating inhabitants
the opportunity to enjoy one of the proudest days of
A four-year Oakridge resident will pay the complex
more than 10 grand during his or her college career.
You'd think Oakridge could afford to give them one extra
day for their money.
Sometime after 4 p.m. Saturday, someone will read
my name aloud, but my Oakridge Student Community room
must be empty and clean by noon.
This is a major inconvenience on a proud day.
And so I ask again: If Oakridge Student Community
isn't sensitive to graduation, just what the hell is
it sensitive to?