Students complain campus is too dark at night

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 23:42:37-04

GREEN BAY, Wis.- Kristopher Grams is a freshman at NWTC.  He says sometimes he doesn't leave campus until nearly 10:00 at night because of a night class he's taking.

"It gets kind of unnerving out there," said Grams.

Grams walks home after class, but he says the lights dim down sometimes before he leaves campus.
"There's a few spots where it gets very dark along the areas," said Grams.
NWTC dims the lights during quiet times for cost savings in a program they all Dark Skies.
"This is one simple small sacrifice that we can do to make NWTC more affordable than it already is," said campus facilities director, Chet Lamers.
They say they try not to leave anyone in the dark.
"Faculty have voiced their opinion in terms of wanting the lights to stay on well after their last course is scheduled," said Lamers.
Lamers says they're making changes to old light fixtures in the parking lots to give them more capabilities.
"We're actually able to set up a code that can turn individual lights on as opposed to every light on or every light off," said Lamers.
For Grams he says until the changes are officially made he's being extra cautious.
"I basically keep my cell phone in my hand and I walk out and I watch my area," said Grams.
NWTC says they haven't had any incidents on campus when the lights go out.  Public safety also patrols the lot as students get out of class at night.