Since the board has been pretty quiet lately, I thought I would cut and paste one of the informative posts from valuable1212 that disappeared from CC when the server was updated.
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: sOuTh JeRsEy!
Posts: 299 Dorms at Hendrix
I am a current freshman at Hendrix and I live in Veasey. Here is the general breakdown. Mind you, at Hendrix there are "stereotypes" concerning the dorms. They aren't bad but just generalizations about the people that live in them. It is joked about a lot on campus. You will see if you ever visit/talk to students.
Galloway: Definitely has the nicest dorms compared to the other girl dorms. The rooms are huge! They have sinks and it is generally quiet. Galloway RAs are known to be a little more strict then other girl dorms. Hence the quietness. Not much partying going on in there, but the freshman girls this year in Galloway are attempting to change that. Its pretty hard though because a lot of the upperclassmen in the dorms are used to Galloway being a spacious, peaceful haven. Their lounge room is really nice too! They have a parlor with couches and even a porch with a roof if you are a smoker. Most people envy this about Galloway.
Veasey: Hands down the girl party dorm. I am not just saying that because it is my dorm. Veasey is the "sister" dorm to Martin Hall. Out of all the girl dorms, we host the majority of events on campus. We have sinks in our rooms. The closets are pretty nice and we tend to brag about how we have the best cleaning ladies (our dorm is extremely clean!). Although for some reason, there is an odd smell to Veasey that seems to linger on everything in the dorm. Its hard to describe. Its not bad, but believe me if a parent visits and smells a towel or pillow case, it will faintly be there. (Hope that doesnt gross you out. Its not bad!) BTW there is a slogan on campus "Easy Veasey" don't let that fool you. We aren't "easy" its just an old Hendrix joke that people say a lot. We have a patio but no roof to keep you out of the rain. A lot of people tend to smoke outside on the patio. We call them "VZ Porch Sitters"
Raney: The most quiet dorm on campus by far. Most girls in Raney are very studious and keep to themselves. I have been in their dorm before and compared to the other two...wasn't too impressed. They have no porch, balcony, etc. to chill out on. Their parlor has that "don't touch me" feeling to it. Although the rooms are nice and its quiet, I wouldn't suggest it if you want to be very social. Not saying Raney girls can't party, but they tend to stay inside. I know thats a generalization, but its true! Some girls chill out in the parlor, but its kinda dark in there.
Couch (CO-ED) Definitely the alternative dorm. Most "couchies" tend to be alternative/hippiesque etc. Couchies watch the Daily Show in large numbers in their living room weekly. No other dorm sits together like that. Couchies seem to be very close knit. Unfortuantely, the rooms aren't too nice (compared to other dorms) and it tends to be "dirtier" compared to the other dorms (Yet nothing beats Martin Hall after a Friday night party) When I say dirty, I don't mean disgusting. I guess Couchies tend to do crazy stuff all the time, hence the halls seem to be littered once in a while and it has a "couchie" smell. Don't let that deter you. Most people who live in Couch love it. They tend to stick to themselves (There are the people that go to the mainstream parties at Martin and then there are people who tend to have Couch parties that are just as fun, but not as "trendy" for lack of a better word) They love to smoke ciggs outside on the fire escape, argue politics, and chill in the burrow and watch live bands, etc. From what I hear, Couchies don't cause too many problems. Odds are you will like your floor mates. Oh yea, they don't have sinks.
Martin: Do not live in Martin if you do not like to party. I say that seriously. There are 4 Floors. If you absolutely must live in Martin and don't like to party then try and get a dorm on the 4th floor. No lie, every Wed. Fri. and Sat night, Martin is FULL of people. They hold almost all the major roast events and parties. Don't expect to walk around Martin Hall on a Saturday morning without flipflops. Tends to have spilled drinks, dirty bathrooms, etc. (Only after big parties!) Other then that, everyone loves the "Martin Men" They carry the stigma of being the "big shots" on campus. They have rooms that are made as singles so that is a plus (you can be a freshman and live in them) Most of the upperclassmen raffle to get a room on the first floor because those are the "party rooms" Basically they open up the first 2 floors and people just wander around, dance, chill, etc. Most of the sport guys live on 3rd floor but almost no one ventures to the 4th unless someone they know is up there. Moral of the story: Live in Martin if you want to party hard, if you don't but still like Martin stick to the 3rd/4th floor or learn to wake up to a party wrecked dorm on the weekends. I hope I am not too dramatic, but in all honestly Martin tends to have the most sound complaints, etc. I am pretty sure they don't have sinks in the rooms.
The quiet guy dorm. Although lately Hardin has had some really good "small" parties. The Hardin guys have a really nice lounge area with a pool table. I have quite a number of friends in Hardin. I like their dorm. Most Hardin guys defend against the "Martin Men Macho-ness" with how its nice to get away from Martin and relax in a quiet dorm sometimes. They have had some water problems this year but I am pretty sure that Hendrix fixed it. Other then that, Hardin is a really nice dorm and isn't too rowdy.
The Houses (Quad, Browne, etc.)
These are on Campus and for upperclassmen. You either need to get raffled in or elected (you need to have a certain GPA). They are mostly singles. Very nice but very small. I can't really say much more. They share a kitchen, have a nice quaint living room, etc. They tend to have a wild party once in a while.
Front Street Apartments:
Obviously on Front Street, you need to be an upperclassmen and know someone to get into one of these because they are in demand (GPA also). They aren't too far off campus, but I could see it being a pain if you had a class near the library. Parking is available.
Hope this helps. Ask me if you want to know anything else