There are washing machines and dryers (I believe it's 2 washers, 1 dryer) on both the 3rd floor and 6th floor. You swipe your FSUCard to use the machines. You have to provide your own detergent, yes. It's $1.25 (unless it's changed) for the washer, and 35 cents for the dryer, with extra time being an additional 35 cents. And you're going to want that machine for at least 30-45 minutes, so plan on spending at least $1 on the dryer.
Just a helpful tip, LaundryView's FSU site will be amazingly helpful, especially with as few machines as it appears there are in the building: Select a Laundry Room
papertiger, so long as you don't steal my parking spot, I'm good!
There might be way more parking now, but just wait until the 22nd. The McCollum, McCollum/Rogers, and Rogers/Kellum/Smith/Salley parking lots will all be full.
They changed the housing site. It's weird, but a little better organized.
I put in a request for a change of halls, some weird vibes living here. I doubt it will even be looked at or approved since I put I am at Rogers and it's a seperate application altogether, but no harm in trying.
Well after living at Ragans all summer and having to move to the other side of campus it FEELS like..
Ragans: Rays of sunshine.
Rogers: Grey clouds...always.
I don't mean that just b/c it rains a lot. It rained pretty much everyday while I was at Ragans as well.
I just mean that is how it feels to be honest.
Plus some guy that works here creeps me out. Not the front desk people (they are all nice), but just this one maintenance dude.
It's also not because I'm alone. I can handle living alone that isn't an issue for me. It just feels so odd on this side of campus, and the rooms are kind of blah. The windows should not even count as windows. It's not unbearable mind you. I'm just a person that is affected easily by surroundings so don't mind me.
also just want to say since you guys are new transfers:
it's so dead on campus at the moment so if you're moving in before the 22nd, you're golden.
Unfortunatly nothing is going on, on campus at the moment. So take the time to drive around the city and get familar with everything, I also recommend walking around campus and finding easier ways to walk to your classes. After awhile you'll realize how small this city and campus actually is.
oh and if you haven't already...get rainboots, a rain jacket and a heavy duty umbrella.
At Rogers I recommend not getting the bed near the window, it's gross. Do not attempt to even open the windows, or the blinds all the way for that matter.
For the shower get a caddy that hangs on the shower head.
Get scented cones, b/c it has a weird smell in the apartment, bleach/clorox and scrub everything before using.
The study desk will probably never get used, so there's extra storage space.
There is plenty of room in the closet, and an extra shelf that is too high.
Only 2 ethernet plugs near the study desk, get a long ethernet cord and you're set. No wifi here unfortunatly.
There is enough room between the beds, so you can put a small night stand there and use it for extra storage if need be.
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I spent about 3 days in tally during orientation even though I only needed one. Mostly walked around the downtown, capital area then back towards the stadium. The nearest Publix is on Ocala st. Rogers hall to dif building (my first class four days a week at 8am) can be a hike. Tennessee st has plenty of places to eat. Walked down Ocala then down Pensacola st to the school (quite a walk). Some areas look shady but, I feel safe. FSU seemed like office complex rather than a school since no one was there but, I know that place is going to be bumping next week.
Oh thats good you got a chance to explore before arriving makes it way easier. I didn't, I just showed up haha. Yeah some places can be kinda shady but don't walk alone too much. I recommend pepper spray and/or a switch blade, the Sports Authority near the mall sells some. Most woman I talk to feel pretty safe on campus though, just as you know just be aware and use commonsense.
There is the Renegade if you don't feel like taking those long walks though. All my classes are on the opposite end of campus this fall, oh joy lol. Totally going to miss the convenience of living at Ragans!
Great tips indeed! I just checked in today at Rogers. And yeah, it isn't GREAT but it is something, for the moment anyway. Very friendly people too. I can't wait to take a walk around campus and get a feel for it. But so far, I'm feeling 'at home'
Yeah it's a bummer it's dead on campus atm.
I honestly wish they had apt/dorms specifically for transfer students like USF does, it would be easier for new transfers to get aquainted and adjust.
But yeah Rogers is okay. This city really is bland when session is out though.
Yeah, between semesters is one of the worst times in Tallahassee. The city really relies on students and student life for the "pizazz" so to speak. Between the main 3 colleges in town, there's over 70,000 students, which is huge since the city's population is only like 175,000.
Once Seminole Sensation Week gets going though next week, campus and the city as a whole will really start hopping.
Although I will say that there's something about being on campus when it's really quiet because there's so few people around. It's a far cry from the daily chaos that is the campus during classes, but really in a good way (or at least, that's how I feel).