College Senior 2013-11-15T16:40:53Z
I do not live on campus, but the people I have talked to like them. The campus is not large and only takes about 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other.
College Sophomore 2013-10-12T18:00:37Z
First of all, the dormitories here are hideous. Bugs everywhere, namely silver fish and cockaroaches. The A/C in the dorms aren't anything special as they have a limited temperature range and I'm assuming they don't change the filters often as the air that comes out has a weird smell to it.
Mold grows in the shower rooms of alvey/arrington because there is no ventilation and yes...your room comes with it and you are expected to clean it or live with it. Alvey and arrington rooms are always very humid too for whatever reason so your towels don't dry.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T15:24:13Z
I lived on campus all four years. I had a double in Marshall Hall, a double in Westmoreland Hall, and a triple in Russell Hall.
Of the three residence halls, I'd say that Marshall was the best in terms of roominess, bathroom arrangements, cleanliness, and atmosphere. I had a double on the second floor in Marshall, and it was large with a tiled floor, a huge window, ample closet space, and built-in bookcases. The suite-style bathroom, which my roommate and I shared with the double next door was ideal. Hallways were wide and tiled. I personally didn't mind the location, down a hill at the far end of campus. I loved the walk from to the dorm after studying at the library all night. All of us who lived down the hill had killer calves and bums from hiking up the hill a few times a day. Marshall is tucked away from the hubbub of campus, which suited my personality just fine.
Westmoreland felt dirtier than Marshall Hall. The hallways were dark and carpeted. The rooms smaller, but with original wood floors. The rooms had small closets and transoms above the door. My room was at the back of the building, where the building took at 45-ish degree turn, so we had a long, spacious bathroom, complete with a tub/shower. Other rooms had just stall showers, and our bathroom had a window. The room was smaller than the one in Marshall, but it was livable.
Living in Russell Hall was the least enjoyable living experience ever. I had a triple on the third floor, right at the center of the building. Room 309. The room was long, narrow, and tapered toward the window. The in-room sink and mirror was nice, but the communal bathroom was a pain in the ass---and hot showers seemed to be available only early, early in the morning or mid-afternoon. Try to grab a shower at 8 am or so, and it's you, cold shower, and goosebumps---lots and lots of goosebumps. On occasion, shower curtains would go missing, and we had the choice to shower on display, go without, or try to shower discretely as best you could. Awesome.
The furniture in Russell is fixed in place, the desks and closets stayed where they were. We had a bunk bed, which we could move, but the room configuration prevented it. We also had a single bed that could be rearranged, but, again, how? Doubles had beds that rolled out from the wall, transforming from a day bed to a twin-sized bed. The desks in doubles and the closets were stuck where they were. All of that said, I liked Russell's location, down a series of steps, bordering a residential neighborhood: Perfect for running and for escaping downtown. I made friends with the dogs that lived at a house across the street from the dorm. :) I didn't mind the steps or the long walk to the center of campus.
Silverfish were a problem in all the residence halls that I lived in.