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Quit complaining!

As all of you are aware, Eastern has set rules that tell us when we are allowed to visit or receive visits from members of the opposite sex. These rules are not in place to hinder your social life; they are simply in place to make sure that we, as students, do not forget the number one reason why we came to college: to get an education.

Visitation hours are pretty reasonable, considering students are usually in class until the start of visitation, which is at 4:30 on weekdays. I understand the importance of being with your friends or significant other after a stressful day of classes, and believe me, I have been in that situation before. But this policy is only in place on the dorm floors, not the whole campus, which means you could gather outside, go to The Breezeway or hang out in the common areas outside of the halls.

What confuses me is why students at Eastern complain about the visitation hours. This rule didn’t just appear on move-in day, it has been in place for a long time.  If you feel as though the school is treating you like little kids and not the adults you are, then there are plenty of schools out there without rules that you could look into.

Being able to go back to your room after a full day of classes and take a nap or work on assignments without distraction is important in college because going to classes everyday takes a lot out of you.

To make matters worse, you get back to your room and your roommate and his or her significant other are in the room being loud, making it difficult for you to get the rest of your work done or take a quick nap.

These visitation rules help you get your work done and enjoy the day with your friends as well.

The way I see it, it is my room too, and I would like some privacy every once in a while and not have to worry about what I can and cannot do in my own room depending on who is in there.

Some people do not like to function under rules, and that is understandable. However, if you enroll yourself at a university that enforces visitation rules, then you do not have the right to complain about them.

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