Incoming Cal Poly Pomona freshmen must live on campus for their...

There are 20 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Feb 28, 2010, titled Incoming Cal Poly Pomona freshmen must live on campus for their.... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Incoming freshmen this fall at Cal Poly Pomona should be prepared to pack more than their books.

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Piece of Crap

La Verne, CA

#1 Mar 1, 2010
More government intrusion into people's lives... I bet they are concerned about enriching the students experience,,, More likely the University is interested in enriching their own bank account. Wake up you dumb bells, you are located at the crossroads commuteropolis. The only experience you will be cultivating is sexual promiscuity in the coed dorms.
Wes Cov Res

West Covina, CA

#2 Mar 1, 2010
I think this a good idea. My son is a freshman at CAL, I think it has made his life a lot easier to adjust to college life. It is a little more expensive to live in dorm but it sure eliminate a lot of hassle. Next year, he will probably find an apt since he is more familiar with the area. If you are worrying about cultivating sexual promiscuity in coed dorms, I think high school kids maybe have more issues with sex and drugs than students in a decent four year university.
No Thank You

Prescott, AZ

#3 Mar 1, 2010
Sounds more like a money grab.
wow

La Crescenta, CA

#4 Mar 1, 2010
I lived on campus my 1st year at CP.
This was the year that construction began on the CLA bldg....
What a pain that was-- jackhammers/construction sounds at 6 am.
But I didnt like the dorm life.
tonu

Baldwin Park, CA

#5 Mar 1, 2010
Living on campus at Cal Poly isn't similar to living on campus at another university. There's no point due to about 90% of the student population being commuters. The campus is a ghostown on weekends, and the dorms are just as bad. The school doesn't care about the students, this is just another way of balancing their checkbooks.
huh

Duarte, CA

#6 Mar 1, 2010
You got to love a bureaucrat...such as those running Cal Poly.

Only such a beast would try to claim that this mandate will somehow "enrich" students lifes? We all know, it is about revenue and the school becoming a landlord.

Cal Poly has spent millions on building student housing for this very purpose.....we pay to build the apartments/housing and then we are forced, and charged, to use it?

I would suggest that it is up to the parents, and students, what they feel will "enrich" their lifes.

Can't wait to pay for the lawsuits that will arise from students who are the victims of crime on campus.....after all, they are forced to reside there and the school will be held liable for their safety.
shooter

West Covina, CA

#7 Mar 1, 2010
Play by rule. Stop bitching.
Ricky Ricardo

United States

#8 Mar 1, 2010
The funny thing is that most Cal Poly student don't live far from campus and commute to school to save money. It's only a cal state college, not even a real UC. I bet you next, community college is going to require students to dorm.

Oh well, Cal Poly needs the money.
Pinky DGAF

United States

#9 Mar 1, 2010
Piece of Crap wrote:
More government intrusion into people's lives... I bet they are concerned about enriching the students experience,,, More likely the University is interested in enriching their own bank account. Wake up you dumb bells, you are located at the crossroads commuteropolis. The only experience you will be cultivating is sexual promiscuity in the coed dorms.
---You are soo right!!!!
yep

AOL

#10 Mar 1, 2010
In a time when it is already economically difficult to obtain a higher education this is not going to make matters easier, for both students and their parents. I could see this being applied if this was a university and students travel from out of state, but as one stated "most students commute".
Let's keep cost down and keep this an option and not a mandate.
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Mar 1, 2010
Piece of Crap wrote:
More government intrusion into people's lives... I bet they are concerned about enriching the students experience,,, More likely the University is interested in enriching their own bank account. Wake up you dumb bells, you are located at the crossroads commuteropolis. The only experience you will be cultivating is sexual promiscuity in the coed dorms.
Well alright, we got a sexual SITUATION
this sucks

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Mar 1, 2010
shooter wrote:
Play by rule. Stop bitching.
Yup; who are you people to question authority? You are going to college to be debt slaves anyway, so what better way than to force students to live in coed dorms to start the indoctrination? The government knows best. So don't question authority. Just be good little slaves and do what you're told.
CPP

Pomona, CA

#14 Mar 1, 2010
huh wrote:
Can't wait to pay for the lawsuits that will arise from students who are the victims of crime on campus.....after all, they are forced to reside there and the school will be held liable for their safety.
Cal Poly Pomona is one of the safest state universities, we have a great Police Department that looks out for the students it serves, clearly you have no idea what Cal Poly Pomona is really like. As a current student I can attest that commuting SUCKS and going to a commuter campus is even worse. I was driving over 2 hours a day going to and from campus before I got into the dorms. Living the dorm life was a great experience and as a result I became involved on campus. Traditionally the students that are most involved on campus are those living on campus, athletes or students in greek organizations, and I'm glad the university is doing this.
Sucks

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Mar 1, 2010
Remember March 4, take direct sction and protest! I know Cal Sate LA is doing somethin big that day, so gear up and protest.
huh

Duarte, CA

#16 Mar 1, 2010
CPP wrote:
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Cal Poly Pomona is one of the safest state universities, we have a great Police Department that looks out for the students it serves, clearly you have no idea what Cal Poly Pomona is really like. As a current student I can attest that commuting SUCKS and going to a commuter campus is even worse. I was driving over 2 hours a day going to and from campus before I got into the dorms. Living the dorm life was a great experience and as a result I became involved on campus. Traditionally the students that are most involved on campus are those living on campus, athletes or students in greek organizations, and I'm glad the university is doing this.
Actually I have a really good idea of what I am talking about... been on campus hundreds of times, have dozens of friends who have attended or their children have, know several current and former members of law enforcement and other staff. I suspect I have been going to the campus since well before you were born.

That said, I would generally agree that the appropriate folks have done a good job of keeping the campus safe.....but that is not the point. The point is that if you force someone to live on campus, you will and should be held accountable for their safety.

If living on campus has been a positive experience for you, that is perfect for you. That doesn't mean it should be forced on those that would choose otherwise.
Piece of Crap

La Verne, CA

#17 Mar 1, 2010
CPP wrote:
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Cal Poly Pomona is one of the safest state universities, we have a great Police Department that looks out for the students it serves, clearly you have no idea what Cal Poly Pomona is really like. As a current student I can attest that commuting SUCKS and going to a commuter campus is even worse. I was driving over 2 hours a day going to and from campus before I got into the dorms. Living the dorm life was a great experience and as a result I became involved on campus. Traditionally the students that are most involved on campus are those living on campus, athletes or students in greek organizations, and I'm glad the university is doing this.
It was your choice to drive to university two hours commute away and to live in the university dorm, dumbell. So now you support the University in forcing other students to live in their money pit dorms that you were able to chose if you wanted to or not...denying them the same choice you enjoyed.

Why don't you demonstrate some of the great experience you learned at Cal ploy and show us you can actually think deeper then a lemming. I know this might be hard for you, but try to considering other permutations of how this will effect other freshmen students other then projecting your personal experience of that horrifying two hour commute that you choose to place yourself in... I know this is difficult but give it a try...Geez, this generation is full of narcissists..
IMO

Covina, CA

#18 Mar 1, 2010
Ricky Ricardo wrote:
The funny thing is that most Cal Poly student don't live far from campus and commute to school to save money. It's only a cal state college, not even a real UC. I bet you next, community college is going to require students to dorm.
Oh well, Cal Poly needs the money.
It's not a UC at all. It is a Cal State University school.
Irony

Glendora, CA

#19 Mar 2, 2010
Does this apply solely to the dorms or the Village too? I know that CPP dorms absolutely suck. They were originally made to house 2 (tiny) people each and they're cramming 3 to a room. The bathrooms need renovation along with a lot of the hallways. Not to mention there's already no parking. But hey... money is money right?
CPP

Pomona, CA

#20 Mar 2, 2010
To Piece of Crap - good use of a thesaurus...

Let me put into simpleton terms so someone from Upland can comprehend what I'm trying to say... if you went to college, other than a community college or ITT tech, you would probably have a better understanding of the need for a university to have a vibrant campus life in order to keep students engaged and involved. One way to do this is getting more people to live on campus. Just look at universities that require first years to live on campus, there is more involvement in the surrounding areas and the retention rate of freshman is considerably higher than schools that don't require living on campus.
lol

Pomona, CA

#21 Mar 2, 2010
arguing on a blog is like competing in the special olympics... no matter who wins you're still retarded.

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