By TASHA BAILEY
New visitation hours have been set for Harper Residence
Former visitation hours for Harper were from 10 to 2 a.m.
New hours are now from noon to midnight.
“The reason the rules have changed is because we have
freshmen now staying in the dorm,” Amy Baker, a resident assistant at Harper
and a junior human resources management major, said.
Melanie Peel, coordinator of assignments, said another
reason for the change had to do with some floors being double occupancy.
“The hours were changed because it would be difficult to
monitor residents from just the third and fourth floors,” Peel said.
The third and fourth floors have been changed into double
occupancy since Graham Residence Hall is now occupied by males.
Kristina Hall, a resident at Harper and a senior health
information management major, said she is unhappy with the new hours.
“The new visitation hours suck,” Hall said. “I have been
staying in Harper for three years, and I can’t believe they are now trying to
The price for a private room is $990 and the price for
regular room is $730.
“I don’t understand how they make us pay nearly a $1,000
and the students who are living on the third and fourth floors are still paying
regular price,” Lindsey Simms, a resident at Harper and a junior finance major,
During the first week of school, the hall director and
resident assistants held a mandatory meeting for all residents of Harper to
talk about the rules and policies.
“The residents wanted to know why the hours had been
changed,” Kim Mazier, an RA at Harper and a and senior education major, said. “We were trying to
explain to them, but they seemed too upset to actually listen.”
At the meeting, the residents questioned the staff
numerous times about the new visitation hours.
“If they were going to put someone in the rooms, they
should have put upperclassmen in them, so that we could have our same visiting
hours,” Hall said.
Peel said rooms were offered to upperclassmen first.
“The ones that were left were given to whomever
paid their deposit first,” Peel said.
The rooms of Harper are considered a suite; two bedrooms
are adjoined by a bathroom that consists of a shower and toilet.
“I don’t understand why their board didn’t go up just a
little bit because now as opposed to about 30 girls sharing a restroom they
have only four,” Simms said.
Man checks have become popular to some of the residence
halls, such as Mitchell Residence Hall, but never to Harper. During a man check
the RAs search the resident’s room to see if any male visitors are there after
Shequita Brown, a resident at
Harper and a senior biology major, said, “I have been staying in Harper for two
years and we have never had a man check, until now.”