I really liked living there! My roommate wasn’t crazy about the location, but it is the closest on campus housing to Food Lion, and you can take the back trails to class. It is very close to both Sadler and the Caf, but literally on the opposite end of campus from Marketplace.
The girls the floor below me had cockroach problems, but we only ever had two the whole year (much less than I saw in my high school.) This was especially impressive because we found a ton of beer cans in our ceiling (the Units/G&G village used to be frats).
you though I was joking, didn’t you
I was in Eagle, and we got new furniture last year. Lion got it a few years ago, and I think Griffin is getting it now. Lion beds can loft to almost the ceiling, but Eagle max around my ribcage. Which is fine, because I fell off my friend’s super high bed in Lion and bruised my leg when I hit his desk. If you super loft the bed I promise you will smack your knees into the ceiling, too.
furniture in eagle (lol I snuck in before move in to creep on my future room) (also this picture makes the room look WAY bigger)
The Units don’t have AC but you can say you have “allergies” and provide a window unit yourself. We only really needed it the first two weeks, but my roommate and I survived with a couple of fans. We also befriended a girl on our hall who had AC and gave me free food. Donna is now one of my closest friends.
During the winter they wait forever to turn on heat then roast you, but that’s typical on campus. WEAR LAYERS. you can turn down the heat on the radiator thing (is that the word I’m looking for) in the corner.
We didn’t have a ton of outlets so bring a large powerstrip that you can fill completely (aka don’t have the outlets one behind the other if you have large plugs).
Colleen and I had a fridge and a microwave in our room, and they were very useful. People stole food a lot from the kitchen fridge, especially when they were drunk or high. Food in the freezer that requires effort (aka heating up in pan/oven) was safe.
Cleaning staff tidy up the bathrooms, which have two stalls and two showers (for 16 girls it worked out fine unless you wanted to shower at 10pm and 2am), but for fuck’s sake, clean your own damn hair out of the drain. They will not do that and then the bathroom floods and it is gross. And if someone gets sick and the cleaning people have to clean it, you’ll get fined. ALSO FOR FUCK’S SAKE DO NOT PUT YOUR FOOD TRASH IN THE BATHROOM TRASHCANS ESPECIALLY NOT OVER THE WEEKEND OR WE GET ANT’S AND THEY LIKE TO CHILL ON THE SHOWER WALLS AROUND 10AM. which also reminds me, we didn’t have trashcans in the girl’s stalls at first and had to like, get our ra to use hall funds to get some. they should be there now.
Anyway have some more pictures.
this is my side of the room. I decorated. a lot. (also that is my roommate in the corner ilu Colleen)
oh yeah I forgot to mention you can see the new frats out the window, but they are never a problem; you don’t hear obnoxious music or whatever.
This is the kitchen in Eagle F. They pretty much all look the same. Also, the ovens take forever and a year to heat up, just fyi.