In light of the recent “St. Fratty’s Day” debacle, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong’s vision of increasing enrollment by as many as 5,000 students by 2022 seems rather imprudent. I believe the more responsible action would be to freeze the current enrollment number, at least until campus housing capacity catches up.
Instead of adding only enough dorms to house the first- and second-year students, as President Armstrong proposes, build enough new dorms to house all of the students. The new dorm complex should be located well within the campus property, thus retaining Armstrong’s theme of keeping all of the new students together, while creating a much-needed buffer for weary residents living near the campus and relief for those living near student rental houses throughout the community.
This plan would go a long way toward polishing Cal Poly’s rather tarnished image.