To help create a living community at TCU, freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and more dorms have been built to accommodate them.
With more students living on campus and more students trying to get a good night’s sleep, one would expect noise levels to not be a problem.
This is not so.
Students are consistently disturbed by yard work first thing in the morning on weekends and irritating sounds of drills and construction machines disrupt the usually silent nights.
How is a student supposed to get any sleep on campus?
TCU should take this problem into account when deciding what time to get the yard work done and when to try to catch up on construction deadlines.
It’s not fair to the students who choose to or are required to live on campus to be disturbed by racket at such inconvenient times.
Students need all the sleep they can get, especially when trying to catch up on weekends.
A lawn mower at 7 a.m. is not idyllic.
Hearing the echoes of construction at 2 and 3 a.m. while trying to sleep is also an annoyance.
Administrators need to be more considerate of the fact that students are trying to live their lives and do not appreciate being disturbed at all hours of the day and night.
Yard work and construction may be important, but not as important as a good night’s sleep is to a college student.
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