WEIRENS | Jam-Packed: The Cons of Increased Enrollment

This space issue grows beyond North Campus and further leeches into higher branches of student life. Pre-enrollment is a cutthroat click race to get into your classes, where many don’t fully succeed despite clicking “enroll” the second sign-up opens. Collegetown housing for upperclassmen is already a bloodbath, and the new student surge will put further strain on the already struggling housing market.

The Freshman Dining Hall Experience

After waiting in line for 30 minutes, I finally enter the dining hall, ready to scan my Cornell ID via the GET app, a process similar to Apple Pay. I then check-in with the worker indicating if I’ve made a reservation or not. A two-step process, made to be simple and efficient, successfully plays its part. Once the dining hall worker checks that I have a reservation, I am yet faced with another line that wraps around the tables used to seat students. This is another 30 minutes of slowly inching forward towards actual food.