Our university dormitory ‘비호생활관’ consists of 13 buildings and is currently used by 3,700 students. The dormitory provides various systems and facilities for the convenience of students. However, many of the students who live in dormitories complain about the dormitory system and facilities. According to the ‘Everytime’ app, various problems such as dorm etiquette are frequently seen on bulletin boards. The main point of this article is to point out problems related to the smell of cigarettes and noise. Let's check more about the problems in our dormitories and how to solve them.
When you're in a dorm room not only do you get a lot of noise from other people, but also from other rooms like doors being slammed and washing machines being turned on. While some people think it is insignificant, many students are inconvenienced by the noise from the dormitories. As a way to solve the noise problem between dorm rooms, plasterboard could be added to the wallpaper and re-applied or the ceiling could be torn off and refitted again. This would cost a lot of money to do, so a better solution would be to have more stringent rules regarding noise.
In relation to smoking in the dormitory building or Dormitory Living Conditions Data, there are 'No smoking in the dormitory' signs warning that penalty points are imposed. However, the lack of knowledge of these notices has led to tobacco-related problems. If you look at the dormitory bulletin board, you can often see information such as speculation about cigarette butts or the smell of cigarettes coming from the bathroom ventilator.
One of the dormitory students said, "The smell of cigarettes makes me feel uncomfortable and I even find cigarette butts still lit," adding that smoking in the dormitory goes beyond just cosmetic problems and can lead to serious fires and other accidents. In order to eradicate smoking in dormitories, our dorms are making efforts to give 10 penalty points to smokers and have them quit, but the actual effect is not enough. What is more important than the institutional approach is the students themselves. In the future, active anti-smoking campaigns could be a good solution.
<Interviewer> L.L.F. Reporter, Eun-Hye Sin
<Interviewee> Se-Bin Jung [A Daegu University Student]
1. What do you think is the most serious problem in the dormitory?
“I think the most serious problem in the dormitory is student smoking indoors. Smoking outside is OK, but I've read that the smell of cigarettes goes inside the first floor of the dormitory and causes many students to suffer. I'd like a smoking section booth to be set up in front of the dormitory to solve the problem of dormitory cigarettes.”
2. Have you ever been harmed in the dormitory? If you did, what kind of damage did you suffer?
“I have been harmed by the noise in the dorms. Even though it was past midnight, it was uncomfortable for me to go to sleep because I could hear loud laughing and noises from another room on the same floor.”
3. What do you think are ways to solve these problems?
“To solve the problem of noise, it seems that the most practical way is to strengthen the penalty points in relation to noise. This is an issue that should be dealt with in a gradual manner as part of the student welfare issue.”
As dorms are the space where our students live, we need to provide them with more comfortable facilities and systems. Above all, it is time for smooth communication between students and dormitory officials.
L.L.F reporter Eun-Hye Sin