College Freshman 2013-02-02T15:26:59Z
Honestly, Tusculum can be a great school, if you have the right attitude. A lot of students complain about housing, food, teachers, etc., but the truth is, that is how it will be no matter where you attend. Tusculum College has a few places to chose from. Each dormitory other than the houses, has three floors.
Katherine Hall, or Kat, where most freshmen will live, is the biggest facility and probably the most unsanitary of them all. It has males and females (separated into halls), community showers, and every student in this hall will most likely have a roommate, if not two. There are no bathtubs in this dormitory, and toilet paper is supplied for the students who live here, as well as bathroom cleaning. I recommend, however, for students to bring at least four rolls with them for the year. This is due to the fact that during the weekend or block breaks, the bathroom crew does not clean or restock the bathrooms.
Haynes Hall, is the next dormitory. It is all-male, and it often has males from various years. It is usually spacious. There are community showers; once again, the school supplies toilet paper and cleans the bathroom. I, again, recommend a couple rolls of toilet paper.
Welty and Craig is another dormitory; it is where injured students usually stay. The people who live here have working stoves. Any student living here is responsible for their own toilet paper and bathroom cleaning. This dorm is not really that spacious.
There are "the Cogs," officially known as East, West, and South Cogs. They are near each other and mostly female, but some floors are male floors. In this, students have only one other roommate and two suite-mates. These four people are the people who share a bathroom. There is no tub, only a shower, sink, and toilet. When you stay here, you are responsible for your own toilet paper and bathroom cleaning. in the middle of each floor, there is a little sitting area with two couches. On the bottom floor, there is a drink machine in each of these buildings.
The houses are another option, and these rooms usually are nice to live in and create a family-type atmosphere, which can be good and bad. Students here are responsible for the entire house cleaning, bathroom cleaning, there own shower curtains, and toilet paper. The houses are furnished with a couch in the living room, a fridge, cabinets, kitchen sinks, one to two bathrooms, and a coffee table. There are bathtubs in some of these houses.
Finally, there are the apartments, which usually go to Seniors, due to demand. In an apartment, a student has four other apartment mates, two of which will share a room. There are two bathrooms, four bedrooms, a "kitchen," and a living room. It is furnished with a couch, fridge, a sink, coffee table, and cabinets. In the apartments, students are required to keep the apartment clean, provide their own toilet paper, their own shower curtains, and keep the living room carpet clean.
Tusculum claims that almost all dormitories have wi-fi, but that is only true to an extent. For example, Katherine Hall has wi-fi; however, it can only be accessed by the third floor. The only residential place students can be sure to get wi-fi in is in an apartment. All apartments hook up to windows, but apartment buildings B and C do not easily hook up to Macbooks. They have a lot of trouble for some unknown reason. Most students will need to use Ethernet cables in order to receive internet.
All rooms are furnished with a desk, bed, dresser and closet/armor, and chair for each student. There is an option of lofting a bed, which means the bed will be raised onto another headboard and foot board and a stability bar put in place. This creates room under a students bed to place his or her desk and dresser, allowing more room in the dorm.
To get into any residential hall, bar the houses, students must keep up with their student I.D. cards, which are scanned when entering the front or back door of each dormitory, and a key, which must be used in order to get into their actual rooms. People who live in houses only have to keep up with key.
I hope this helps. :)