After a stressful week, I'm back again with another post about residence halls at UNC Asheville. Today, I bring you "the Ridges". South Ridge, and its counterpart, West Ridge, are identical dorms, and are situated the farthest from the academic part of campus than the other dorms. I really like visiting my friends in “the Ridges” because the walk there takes me through one of the several wooded areas of campus, and brings me very close to the Botanical Gardens of Asheville (blog post on this to come when the flowers start blooming there). This area of campus is tucked away from the main activity of campus, and seems to me like a small community in and of itself, a little bit like a landlocked country. South Ridge houses 112 students and West Ridge holds 148 students, and both dorms offer the same amenities:
-One microwave-refigerator per room
-Several study lounges
-High-speed Internet (one port per student and wireless hot spots)
-Free basic cable service
Be sure to check out the photos of a typical "Ridges" room:
A great bonus for residents of South Ridge and West Ridge: the bathrooms are huge!!
"Ridges" floor plan