New common hours inconvenience students Reply

By Brianna RobbinsSports Editor

Some of us have been students at Lasell for four years and there have been many changes made to our community: some good and some bad. One change this year is the new common hours, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. This has proven to be inconvenient for students.

Changing common hours was intended to help with the chaos in the dining hall. The long line to get into the dining hall reached past the radio station and the even longer lines at each food station seemed impossible to navigate with horrible wait times. Seating in the dining hall was also hard to find.

Although changing the hours decreased the number of people in the dining hall, the chaos is now happening in 15-minute bursts between classes.

Now that common hours are later in the day, it has become more challenging for club members to attend their meetings or meet with professors for additional help. Students who have jobs and internships to be at by 3:00 p.m. are already on their way when common hours occur.

The earlier common hours are preferred because of the time of day they fell. The earlier hours gave the students with a full schedule of classes, meetings, jobs and internships an opportunity to grab a bite to eat in the dining hall before the next commitment.

My suggestion is similar to the option students were offered before the changed hours: to extend the dining hall full lunch service hours to 3:00 p.m. This will give students with full schedules the option to eat at the dining hall following any meetings or guest speakers during the new common hours.

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