On 25 April 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 29 September 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.
In order to reduce the potential inconvenience to currently smoking Bilkent members and based on the Senate decision of 12 September 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. You can see the locations of these areas on the attached map.
Office of the Rector
Senate Decision: https://www.bilkent.edu/bilkent/smoke-free-campus-principles/