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Kitchens in Dorms?

baahaaboobaahaaboo Posts: 27Registered User New Member
edited March 2009 in College Life
Are there kitchens usually in dormitory buildings?

I may sound crazy, but the idea of being able to cook for myself and not having to eat takeout or dining hall food sounds academically motivaating to me. Microwaves don't count :)
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Replies to: Kitchens in Dorms?

  • hj0519hj0519 Posts: 631Registered User Member
    Yeah but they can get kinda nasty if people don't know how to clean up after themselves.
  • b@r!umb@r!um Posts: 9,458Registered User Senior Member
    It varies. Most dorms at my college don't have kitchens, just tea pantries with a microwave and a fridge. All students living in kitchen-less dorms are required to be on a 14-meals-per-week meal plan.

    But I got the impression that that's rather untypical, and that dorms at other colleges usually have kitchens.
  • ASCASC Posts: 597Registered User Member
    I can only speak for my school. Here, none of the freshman/sophomore dorms have kitchens in each unit. There is only one kitchen per dorm. Thus, all freshmen are required to have 1 of 3 meal plans.
  • PathetiquePathetique Posts: 679Registered User Member
    It's obviously going to depend on your college, but I'd say generally, they do. Most at my college do, I think, and thankfully we don't have none of these meal plan business. :P

    My dorm has one, that was open and free to use to the dorm residents. My friends and I would use it, and every time we would, someone had left a mess before us, mostly because some thought the janitors/cleaning staff should do it. We always cleaned up our mess, but didn't bother with others. Now, because so many people didn't clean, they locked it and you have to check out a key, and you can only use it when the check-out desk is open. Moral of the story: Clean up your mess. ;] It's disgusting, lazy, and inconsiderate to not.

    You can check out pots and pans too in my dorm, but I always wash them again before using them; Some people don't know how to clean. D:
  • haikumarukuchanhaikumarukuchan Posts: 1,795Registered User Senior Member
    I saw a few kitchesn in the dorms at UCI.


    Noooo oneeee seeemss to use themmmmmmmmmmm

    and the fridge was pretty cool.
  • baahaaboobaahaaboo Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    Thanks everyone!
    The positive replies made me feel optimistic about my diet for the next 4 years :)

    About the renting pans deal - that sounds kinda disgusting... I think I'm gonna bring my own pan and pot :))
  • randomgrandeurrandomgrandeur Posts: 671Registered User Member
    Depends. There was one in a dorm my friend used to live in, but he told me that people would steal his groceries. He eventually had to padlock all of his non-perishable items.
  • shelovesclicheshelovescliche Posts: 104Registered User Junior Member
    At my school, only the houses have kitchens. The brick dorms don't have anything but a microwave on each floor in the hallway. The kitchens, like someone else said, get pretty disgusting, but I think it depends on the maturity of the people in the dorm. Some people don't think they need to clean up after themselves.

    I really ever only use the kitchen for cooking soup on the stove; if i keep food in the fridge it gets eaten, so I really can't buy anything frozen, since the minifridge in my room doesn't have a freezer.

    Everyone in the dorms has to have a 19-meal plan, though. Kind of annoying, since the food at the dining hall is horrid.
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Posts: 5,366Registered User Senior Member
    NYU only has four non-apartment style dorms in the entire housing system. Meaning 4 kitchenless dorms. So it really depends on the school.

    As for groceries-I only buy perishable, uncooked items. Since my roommate doesn't know how to cook anything that doesn't come from a box or can or jar, he doesn't take my stuff, and since I think boxed food kind of tastes funny, I don't take his. It works out pretty well :)
  • cestllllaviecestllllavie Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    i am doing kitchen in my dorm .lollllllllllll............................
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