RES LIFE Weatherford Hall on Oregon State's campus COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Adding Spaces New housing requirements means shaking up the status quo. This coming semester, first-year students will move into residence halls on the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence in unprecedented numbers thanks to a new residency policy. Some will even get the opportunity to live in newly constructed halls built exclusively to house students who would have previously lived off campus. This new direction and growth for the university came as a result of feedback from multiple constituencies across the institution. Many colleagues were 22 KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS TALKING STICK in this article By Josh Blakely saying to Kevin Jacques, director of university residences, "We know this is a good thing and would benefit the students at UNA." Despite this support, it can often be a long road between a "good for the students" idea and a policy. The residential college experience is one celebrated in popular culture and expected at many institutions of higher education across the country. Creating this experience, though, is not always easy. Housing professionals put careful planning into the process of creating an experience that is beneficial to the student and that enhances the overall program of the institution. Often this is only accomplished by carefully regulating who can live on campus through intentionally created housing policies and requirements. At Oregon State University in Corvallis, Kathryn Magura, assistant Occupancy Establish occupancy goals and develop strategy for allocating beds in support of specific strategic initiatives. Make assignments and manage occupancy according to established parameters.