On April 25, 2018, the University Senate and the University Executive Board jointly decided that Bilkent University campus would be completely smoke free by September 2022. In the ensuing years, this plan was communicated widely to all constituents, and smoking areas on campus were incrementally restricted. We thank all members of Bilkent University for their interest and cooperation in making this transition such a success.
As of September 29, 2022, Bilkent University campus will be completely smoke free. We believe that this date will represent a transition to a healthier campus life for all Bilkenters.
To reduce the potential inconvenience to Bilkent members who currently smoke and based on the Senate decision of September 12, 2022, a limited number of smoking areas have been created adjacent to the effective boundary of the campus. These areas are clearly marked with blue lines and sign posts. Refer to the map for these locations: https://bit.ly/3fuA4No