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help~on residence hall

chenyitristanchenyitristan Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
hi guys,I am a newly-enrolled transfer student. Now I am wondering which residence hall to choose.
I am a rising junior, so, Village at 115 or Stanley House/Tippit House.
It seems that Village at 115 is expensive but more convenient, however, I wanna know more from a insider's perspective.
Thanks guys.
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Replies to: help~on residence hall

  • soproudofkidssoproudofkids Registered User Posts: 410 Member
    Village at 115 is new and beautiful. S is dying to be an upperclassman and hopefully live there.
  • EuiHyunLeeEuiHyunLee Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    Walking into the village, its hard to believe its a college dorm. A few years ago when I first went into it, it still had that new smell, almost like a 5-star, freshly cleaned hotel room. If you're a business major, or don't mind the extra walk to the main quad or nursing school, and have the extra 2000 or so per semester, its unbeatable. Air conditioning, kitchen, breakfast nook/bar thing, DOUBLE sized beds (none of that twin XL stuff), and large rooms, the Village is almost too good to be true. People I know who have lived there have loved it. Leutner/Wade commons is a short walk away too. Whether you're on the meal plan or not, its very nice.

    Tippet/Staley are on southside, so they're about 10 minutes closer to the main quad/nursing/med school than the Village. That means: 9:30 class? you can leave at 9:15 and be early. They're older, and the individual rooms are more traditional "dorm" sized at 8 or 9x10. Twin XL beds. Your common room is also your kitchen, so there is less shared space for large couches and tables or whatnot. The furniture is nice, but definitely dorm furniture. I lived in the underclassman counterpart to Tippet/Staley and enjoyed it. The rooms are on the tiny side, but are very livable for one person. The common area is not very large but workable. I don't know how it would be with a kitchen though.

    Being personally frugal and a physics major, I'd pick the southside dorms, but I'm also not living in case housing this year, and living in a house with 3 other guys from the swim team.

    I'm not much help as far as true "insiders" go, but I hope that gives a bit of an idea.
  • chenyitristanchenyitristan Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    thx,man, I really appreciate it.
    Now I know I will only be assigned a room instead of choosing one, simply because I have missed the deadline.What a pity...
    Well, I am comforting myself that all the dorms are pretty comfortable, am I right?
  • casegirlcasegirl Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    If you're not already committed, I would try off-campus housing, especially if you plan on staying for a summer. It can be just as convenient but I've had friends who got places for $5000-$6000 including utilities for a 12 month lease (versus $7000 or $8000+ for 9 months in the dorms). But then again if you have no way of finding a place with other people that might not be possible.

    As far as comfort in the dorms goes, I've always been more than happy with them (other than the $$).
  • chenyitristanchenyitristan Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Thanks, Casegirl.I may try for off-campus living next year, I need some time to acquaint new people, you know, it's a totally new atmosphere, so...
    As you mentioned, $$ really matters, and I may stay for 12 months , it's a problem. Well ,time is enough, I will try to figure it out.
    Again, thanks for you guys help before my arrival in Ohio.
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