This semeseter, the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston changed it's door policy: students can now only enter the building through the main entrance, although they can continue to exit via other exits.
The purpose of this is to foster community because, in theory, people will be more likely to start conversation if they regularly see people going in and out of the same door.
This change is both useless and awkward. The argument seems like a cop-out to replace other activities that would actually build community, but would be more labor-intensive. Would seeing someone more often at the front door spark a conversation? It is a longshot at best, and it sure is annoying either way.
It is possible that this change could have worked if it was implemented at the beginning of the school year, but starting it halfway through is simply awkward.