ERIC Number: ED144214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Neglected Majority: Facilities for Commuting Students. A Report.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Commuting students enrolled in colleges and universities outnumber their residential counterparts by about three to one. Studies and surveys reveal that the expectations of commuting students are modest and convential. Often they can be satisfied without a great capital investment, by reallocating existing resources, renovating space and making cosmetic changes, and rescheduling some activities. Specifically what commuting students say they need most are the following: study areas, meeting and eating places, lounge space, places to sleep (especially at examination time), parking spaces, transportation between buildings and to public transit lines, lockers, recreational areas with equipment, child care centers, and information and message centers. Examples are given of activities and facilities related to providing services for nonresidents that a number of colleges and universities are providing. Information sources are supplied for the programs described. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Art Activities, College Housing, Commuting Students, Day Care, Facility Requirements, Flexible Facilities, Food Service, Higher Education, Information Centers, Pedestrian Traffic, Recreational Facilities, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Unions, Study Facilities, Vending Machines
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 850 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($4.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.