With all the construction and talks of rebuilding and demolition it’s hard to know what’s happening with campus. What’s the deal with the mythical slopeside? Will all of Scribner be demolished over the summer? With so many rumors circulating it’s hard to know what’s fact from fiction, and it all makes planning for housing even more stressful. Her Campus chatted with Associate Director of Residential Life, Ann Marie Pryzwara to learn the real deal with Skidmore housing.
The Residential Halls are basically going to stay the same with a few additions. One of the floors in Wiecking will become an Honors floor for those involved in the Honors forum, allowing students in the program to live closer together. Wiecking will continue to have the gender-neutral floor as well. Ladies, did you know there are two all-female floors in Johnson tower? If you prefer to live with only women this is an option definitely worth checking out. Another new option many are unaware of is substance-free housing on the third floor of Howe. With all of these options you will be bound to find the right dorm for you!
We’ve watched this construction all year and have heard numerous rumors about layouts, kitchen equipment, and who these new buildings are intended house. So here’s the deal.The Slopeside units are five-person houses complete with a kitchen. Every room is a single, but unlike Northwoods they have twin beds, not full sized beds. There are complete kitchens, but sadly no dishwasher. When they open in Fall 2012, juniors and seniors will be allowed to live there. Afterwards, they are intended to be primarily sophomore residences and the sophomores who live there will be required to have at least a half meal plan at the Dining Hall. Res Life also intends to have one of the houses be exclusive to Honors Forum students. Slopeside is great because you get the convenience of an apartment, without completely breaking away from the main campus.
This summer we will be saying goodbye to the old Scribner. The upper middle half of Scribner will be torn down, just leaving the houses on the lower bottom tier. The new Scribner houses will be four or five person houses, but no more six or seven person homes. Once the first phase is complete, the remaining older Scriber homes will be torn down and rebuilt. Res Life is not yet sure what the design for new Scribner will be, but it will eventually house mostly juniors.
This past spring, Northwoods gained three new building complexes at the bottom of the hill: Whitman 10, 12, and 14. There is no further construction planned for Northwoods, and the homes will be geared towards seniors.
We hope this news will dispel some of the housing rumors floating around on campus, and will make your next housing decisions just a bit easier. Happy housing collegiettes!