College Junior 2013-12-01T02:48:30Z
I really enjoy the dorms themselves, and the rooms we are given are typically very nice. The only problem I have is other people. I really do not like how everybody just seems to think that they are the only ones that matter in the dorm. I really don't like that others seem to think that an open door is an invitation, but that's not really the schools fault. My only other problem is the cleanliness of the bathrooms. The staff does the best they can, but the students really just ruin the facilities.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T22:47:46Z
It is not the greatest environment, but it is nice. It is as if it were your first apartment on your own. You have your own area. The lobbies of the dorms are all great areas to study or hang out with friends.
College Sophomore 2013-01-20T17:56:47Z
I can't speak for all of campus, only my dorm, which is Ely Hall.
The good things about Ely are the community and the distance with campus. The dorm is kinda like a family. You know almost everyone that lives there and we do events and go places together. Its very social. Ely is right next to to everything else on campus. Its a short walk anywhere. Oh, and there is a gym in the basement.
And now the horrible things. Ely wasn't originally built as a dorm, so not all rooms are created equal. Some rooms are large enough that you could room 4 people in them, but most aren't big enough for 1 person. Its like living in a closet. Even with lofted beds, space is limited. The second problem I with Ely it's physical quality. The rooms are disgusting. The carpet flooring look as though it hasn't been changed since the 80s. I'm pretty sure it used to be red, but now its a horrid pink-brown, but the color is hard to see past all the stains that range from yellow glitter-glue to bleach. The wall are made of burlap. If you can't imagine what thats like, its like a wicker basket thats has had a cheese grater taken to it. Our AC/Heater unit breaks all the time, the windows have something wrong with them (its looks like poured milk on them and it forever stuck) and the showers don't drain properly. It just unmaintained, and you pay almost the same price to live in Ely as you do Melrose. (Which is a new hall that is in near perfect condition.) Everyone who has visited me in my dorm has described it as the worst dorm they have ever seen.
Oh yeah, and did I mention we have a brow recluse problem on the 2nd and 3rd floors? No one has been bitten yet this year, but we sure find a lot of those little guys on our bug traps.
College Senior 2012-10-16T00:25:36Z
I am not eligible for campus housing, I live off campus with my daughter
College Junior 2012-04-02T20:23:03Z
Modern Melrose – I currently live in Melrose, which was just rebuilt a few years ago. I really enjoy it, but since it is only available to freshman girls, I will not have the same living situation next year. None of the other dorms are suite-style like Melrose, which means I will use a community style bathroom instead of suite-style. Melrose is very up-to-date, and the social aspects are good as long as you are willing to keep your door open so people can stop by your room and say hi!
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