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Open up more floors of UGL at night!

Date Posted: October 28, 2009
Too often in the UGL, as soon as 11PM rolls around, only the 24 hr section remains open. It becomes way too crowded and very loud where people cannot study. Why not have all three floors open after 11PM? I don't think security would do anything more than they already do, so just keep the 24 hr entrance open, but allow the other floors to be accessed.

Submitted by Ronald B.
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Jean H. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

Keeping the floors open will not necessarily keep the noise down. The more crowded it get the more noise you'll get. I would have to vote no. I feel that those who want to be loud and socialize should have an appropriate place outside of the library to do so. More space could lead to more prolematic outcomes.

Omar F. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I disagree with you Jean. Opeaning up the other floors will definitely lower down the noise level; especially if we keep the normal rules in place. People who need to study in groups or who want to talk can do so on the first two floors while those that want quiet study time can be on the third floor. The whole UGL was once open during finals and it worked out well. This should be made the norm.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009

I completely agree with you. It's a fantastic idea and logical.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I disagree with this idea. Nobody studies at the UGL, they are just there to hang out. This would just reinforce the problem

Robert M. | Posted: October 29, 2009 | Reply

My problem isn't so much the noise but the lack of room. I believe if it wasn't such a congested area, the noise levels would indeed go down. If they can't open the whole UGL, why not open a larger 1st floor library such as Perdy Kresge?

Amanda C. | Posted: November 4, 2009 | Reply

For those who simply wish to "hang out" at the UGL: the basement of the Student Center is now extending its weekday hours until 2am. This is a new development and will soon be marketed to the students. Hopefully the extended hours of a different venue will help reduce the noise and crowds in the UGL after hours.

Michael S. | Posted: November 16, 2009 | Reply

There is not enough seating in the extended study area in the UGL. The last few times that I have been there at night people were sitting on the floor because there were not enough tables. More tables should be added or another floor should be opened up or create another 24 hour study center in another library.

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