Graduate student housing opportunities to grow
(Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
May 4, 2017 9:51 p.m.
Graduate students may get more housing opportunities in a few years, after UCLA administrators decided to change their proposal for new housing projects.
Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said officials plan to modify an existing construction proposal to include housing for 300 graduate students.
In their updated proposal, officials reserve one building in the apartment complex that will replace Warren Hall on Weyburn Place for graduate students, Skiles said. Previously, the proposal included plans to construct three new residence halls and two new apartment complexes to accommodate increased undergraduate student enrollment by 2021.
Skiles said Capital Programs and Housing officials told him they will include the building because he and other GSA members voiced their concerns about the proposal’s lack of graduate student housing through an email campaign and meetings with administrators.
“This is a very important step forward in providing graduate students with affordable housing,” Skiles said.
UCLA administrators will present their new proposal at the University of California Regents meeting May 17 and 18.