Dorm life here is really different from my experience in Pritchard Hall my Freshman year. Many of the 200 students at this school live on campus, but it is still very quiet in my building. I have lived off campus for a year and a half so it is an adjustment sharing a bedroom with some one else again.
This dorm building is practically brand new. Our rooms are suite style; two rooms, each with two beds and a bath, are connected by a lounge area. This common room has couches, a table, chairs, a sink, and a mini-fridge. Each bedroom also has a sliding glass door that opens onto a shared porch with a great view.
There is a large lounge on the ground floor just inside the front doors. There are lots of couches, tables, and chairs. There is a flat screen T.V. and an Andy Warhol portrait of the school’s benefactor.
There is a roof top garden that people spend late nights in when it is warm. The wi-fi is good in the common rooms but spotty in the bedrooms. Most important of all though, is the FREE on site laundry.
The biggest difference is that no one here seems to go all out decorating their dorm room. The walls in my room is pretty bare so to make it feel more like home I’ve bought some little things: a cactus, a candle, and ice-cube trays. Little things like that go a long way towards making a place feel like home.