So it is getting to be that time of year when people start thinking about next year. Soon the spring schedules will be out and advising meetings will start. Also, slots will start opening for rooms next year. But if you are interested in rooming in Dorothy Day Hall….. applications start sooner.
Dorothy Day Hall is the newest hall on campus. It is set up in sections, meaning there are two doubles, and two singles. These six people then share a bathroom (with two showers, stalls, and sinks). Dorothy Day also has study rooms on each floor that are perfect if you need to get away to do homework but do not want to go across campus to the library. Dorothy Day also has a unique housing system that lets its residents register early for housing. The sections in Dorothy Day are separated into learning communities; substance free, intense study, and academic. In a substance free section, students sign a contract stating to be free of alcohol and drugs while they live there. Intense study is geared to sections that want quiet hours and a good study environment. Academic section are for groups of student that have the same major. The only ‘catch’ is that every semester your section has to do a presentation relating to you learning community theme. It is very easy and fun. Also, your section will have to write a paper at the end of the semester but again it is not very hard and kind of bonds your section more.
Dorothy Day has a separate application to get into the sections. This is what allows Dorothy Day residents to register early. It is nice to be able get rooming stuff done and out of the way earlier than everyone else on campus. I live in Dorothy Day now and plan on living there again next year. I use the study rooms almost every day. It is a very friendly and clean atmosphere. I would highly reccomend living there.