The gates to the on-campus apartments will be closing beginning Friday.
The gates to the Cokesbury Court Apartment complex usually remain open 20/7. The gates have remained open since being hit by a car, causing over $1,000 in damage.
Jeri Jones, housing administrative assistant, said they have been working on closing the gates for several months.
“The people who work the gates finally came and fixed it today,” Jones said. “We’ve tested all the parts, so we’re ready to go.”
Jones sent an email to Cokesbury residents at about 2:30 p.m. Friday with details and instructions regarding the gates.
The gates will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and close for the Cokesbury residents will be able to open the gates using their student I.D. cards. If their card is not working they can call the RA hotline to be let in with a code, Jones said.
Guests of Cokesbury residents will have to be let in by the resident.
Students can exit the complex by car by pulling up to the gate slowly and waiting for it to open. There are pedestrian exit gates on either side of the main entrance of Cokesbury.
Jones said students can help keep the gates functional by not hitting them in their cars.
“Please don’t hit them,” Jones said. “There are cameras around. I don’t want to have to look at them, but we will if necessary.”
Jones said students have been asking for the gates to be repaired for a while, and that they want to help students feel more secure in their apartments.
“We just want to protect our people,” Jones said.
The RA hotline is (405) 476-8100.