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Dirty dorm

MinkyMinky Posts: 62Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2009 in Lafayette College
My son is an orientation counselor, and we moved him in today. I can't believe how dirty his dorm was. It seems that there was a camp in there this summer, but they moved out on Aug. 13, 10 days ago. For $50k per year, I would expect a clean dorm on day one.

There was dust, dirt, and hair in the halls, common areas, and his room. The bathrooms were a mess, not one rug was vacuumed, and all the waste baskets were overflowing. What a shame.
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Replies to: Dirty dorm

  • jyber209jyber209 Posts: 653Registered User Member
    My S moved in yesterday (activity related) and his room was very clean. But his dorm may not have housed a camp over the summer.

    It may just be an administrative slip or a staff scheduling problem. Would your son be comfortable contacting someone about this so it can be addressed? I can't believe things would be left this way for freshman move-in (should not be left this way for any move-in, IMO).
  • sarahipposarahippo Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Which dorm was dirty? We had the same experience last year - room was full of dust and dirt and obviously not cleaned. I was hoping it would change for this year.
  • hudsonvalley51hudsonvalley51 Posts: 2,394Registered User Senior Member
    We also moved our daughter in on Monday. Her suite and bathroom were very clean. She is in Watson and I don't think it was used for summer programs but I could be wrong. I agree that someone slipped up for whatever reason. Your son should see the RA or someone in residential life about this ASAP if he has not done so already.
  • GasdocGasdoc Posts: 652Registered User Member
    Moved our daughter into McKeen today...very smooth process and the dorm itself appeared to be well maintained and was very clean.
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Posts: 7,518Registered User Senior Member
    DS is living in a frat this year.... Lord only knows what it looked like when he moved in, ha ha! (I didn't see it, he drove himself back to campus.)

    But in his previous 2 years his dorm was clean at move-in time.
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