Should the university campus be open to tourists?

April 16, 2008 4:52am CST
From my perspective,the university campus should be open to tourists.To begin with,tourism will supply univerisities an extra sum of money,which can help to deal with the university financial problem.Besides,by this means,a growing number of college students will have more chance to contact with the outside world.What's your opinion?
3 responses
• United States
16 Apr 08
Well, if the university campus had something which made it seem like a good tourist location, then it might be acceptable. However, you have to remember that nothing is entirely free. An increase in people on campus increases the need for security and security comes at a cost. Also, if one is counting on attracting tourists, then you have to look for ways to encourage tourism. That which appeals to a tourist is not necessarily in line with that which a person needs to gain an education. This creates a certain conflict. Finally, having a lot of tourists on campus might distract or otherwise detract from an environment conducive to study.
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@GhostCat (313)
• United States
18 Apr 08
In the United States most Universities and Colleges are open to the public if they have a reason to want to come. Some even have museums, theaters, etc, to draw the public in. These people may just be locals or tourists, And of course the public is welcome at football, basketball, baseball games and other sporting events. Thre are fees for most of these things they differ for students and the public. But In the US we pretty much welcome everyone on the University campus.
@tops76 (289)
• India
16 Apr 08
Yes, I am agree with you,it should be open to tourists.