High demand for alcohol-free and quiet floors

Vindication for residence management at Alberta

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There was high demand for alcohol-free and quiet floors at a University of Alberta residence that decided to offer them for the first time this year. That result seems to vindicate residence management, whose consultation process was criticized last year by the Lister Hall Student’s Association, reports The Gateway.

Among applicants to Lister Hall, 24 per cent requested an alcohol-free floor and 46 per cent requested a quiet floor. That’s similar to what Residence Services predicted using their consultation process, which included a survey that found 51 per cent of the 302 residents surveyed last year would opt for a quiet floor and 19 per cent would live on an alcohol-free floor. The process began after residence management noticed a great number of people were leaving Lister in the first semester and suspected it might be due to rowdy weekend nights. Then-LHSA-President Dustin Edwards suggested there were likely other reasons for the exodus.

Lister’s three quiet floors and two alcohol-free floors house 40 students each, which means that many students didn’t get their first choices this year. Director of Residence Services Dima Utgoff  told The Gateway that he hasn’t ruled out adding more dry or quiet floors.




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High demand for alcohol-free and quiet floors

  1. Correction: Dima is a man, not a woman.

    • Strangely enough, I had checked that and still made the typo. Thanks for the correction.

  2. About time UAlberta offered more residence options to its students.

    When I was an undergrad at Guelph back in the 90s, Guelph had quiet areas/quiet floors and they were incredibly popular. Of course, Guelph also offers a multitude of different residence options besides just quiet areas (now called study-intensive areas), including “clusters” (where you live with other students in the same program).

    Too bad it took UAlberta so long to begin offering these options to its students.

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