Saturday, August 02, 2008
I think the beds can actually be stacked to make bunk beds, which would give the room even more space - but they weren't set up that way for us. People will also get risers to hike up the beds for more storage under them.
We stayed in the new dorms for our visit - everything was pretty decent. The floor is just cement, and there's no sink in the room, so Diana's quad is already a step up, and she won't be sharing her actual bedroom - just the kitchen/bathroom.
There are nice big wardrobes in here, altho not a full closet. You'd want to use Rubbermaid bins & stuff to hold the rest of your stuff.
This room looked out toward a nice lawn, and the opposite building has a coffee shop/snack bar. The other end of our building was facing Hayward Field, where a lot of Track & Field events take place. I'd expect it to be pretty loud during those times...
The dorms themselves were loud. All the sound from below (chatting, laughing, whooping) came right up into our room. Hallway noises, from people on cell phones to just doors opening & closing were also very loud. Obviously once people move in & the space isn't so open, it won't be as bad - but for this trip I had to use earplugs to be able to sleep.
The bathrooms were pretty nice, but they ran out of toilet paper during our visit. The building is only accessed by an electronic key, the same for the elevator & doors up to the rooms. It seemed pretty secure, unless you prop a door open to let your friends in later...
This room, by the way, is the "deluxe double." Apparently it's quite a bit bigger (and more expensive) than the typical double.