Cogswell Extends Weekend Hours to 1AM
After announcing the decision to stop 24-hour access to campus at the beginning of the fall semester, Cogswell College has announced extended hours on weekends, mirroring campus hours on weekdays.
Starting Saturday, October 27, Cogswell College opened its doors to students from 9AM to 1AM, extending the previous closing time of 9PM. According to an email sent by Dean of Students, Brittany Bogle, the decision was made “in order to provide students with increased access to campus resources, such as equipment and software.” The school also hopes “that these extended hours will provide increased flexibility to complete projects and coursework.”
Weekday hours will remain the same except for holidays and campus closures. During the weeks of midterms and finals, the school will be open 24/7.
The announcement comes after weeks of student unrest following the decision to rescind 24-hour access to the campus. The school opened its doors to students 24/7 last spring after many students voiced their concerns about not having enough time to access resources necessary to complete projects. According to Cogswell Chief Academic Officer Brian Sheppard, the decision to rescind 24/access was “due to both the extremely light usage of those overnight hours and the substantial increase in cost for security during those hours,” based on statistics collected from the summer semester. Many students voiced their concerns about the limited facilities through the campus suggestion boxes, The Cogswell Chronicle, petitions, and a meeting held in Room 111 on October 18th to discuss various issues students had at Cogswell. The meeting was attended by many students, as well as faculty and staff, including Mr. Shepard.