Because housing sign up is upon us, I thought I would share with you another insider’s view of a campus residence hall, Founders Hall. This residence hall houses 300 students in double rooms. Each room is connected by a large bathroom with two sinks, a toilet, and a shower. Although the residence hall may appear to be one of our oldest on the outside, I believe the furniture has recently been replaced and the floors re-carpeted. In any case, the interior of this residence hall is very nice. I would highly recommend living in Founders because it is close to Highsmith University Union and the Dining Hall, which is always great when you get the munchies!
Here are some of the amenities offered to residents in Founders Hall:
- One microwave-refrigerator per room
- Carpeted rooms
- Open flexible closets
- Loft-able beds and desks
- Laundry room
- High-speed Internet - one port per pillow and wireless hot spots
- Basic cable provided
- Computer lab with free printing (bring your own paper)
- TV lounges
- Vending area
- Several study lounges
- Community kitchen
- Adjacent to the Highsmith University Union and the Dining Hall
- Great view of the Grove Park Inn
View from the outside
The closets here are open and in the "entrance hallway" of the room.
Here's a closer look at the closets of Founders.
Something really great about the furniture here is that the desks are huge, which either means you can use them for storage, studying, and so forth.
As with every residence hall on campus, the beds in Founders can be raised or lowered to a desired height. Also note the Micro-Fridge on the left.
Founders Hall, like the other residence halls, also offers a cable hookup (see TV in the corner)
Finally, check out this bed, which has been lofted to allow this resident to keep his desk under his bed and make more space in the rest of the room.
Check out this floor plan for Founders Hall: