What are the accommodations like? I know it's in a sorority house but is it single rooms or double rooms? Shared bathroom or en-suite? Are the beds comfy? Is the food good? What are the eating options for vegetarians?
You get your own room with five to eight dressers, a desk, a bed, and a chair. There are plenty of mirrors. (Okay, okay. I'm lying. Some people will be deprived and have to make do with only four dressers.)
My room was on the third floor with a small adjoining balcony. The balcony was a life-saver during the heat wave. I had a frat right next door, but I'm a pretty heavy sleeper and didn't have any serious problems. The bed slept well enough for six weeks. Again, see heavy sleeper, although I don't recall anyone complaining too much about the bed.
The kids party every night, so be prepared. There are generally fireworks from July 4 until you leave at the end of the month. If you are a light sleeper, ask about the rooms in the house that do not face either of the frats. Bring earplugs. The bunker-basement is also an option.
There are vegetarian dishes at every meal. I enjoyed the food, speaking as an omnivore. You'll eat well. No worries.
You'll be sharing bathrooms as a group. Together, you'll establish how you wish the bathrooms to operate. Some people like single-sex bathrooms, while others are okay with co-ed. Since there are two bathrooms per floor, you have plenty of leeway when configuring. We had a co-ed bathroom on each floor, plus one female-only and one male-only bathroom.
'The kids party every night, so be prepared.'
Are you referring to the frats, or the CW students? ;)
Oh, I meant the frat boys and their esteemed guests. :D
We were pretty mellow on the partying front. I think the Friday night after-parties were our fun nights.
I don't know about years past, but I don't qualify as a kid anymore. I feel like one sometimes, I act like one sometimes, but when my daughter goes to kindergarten, I'll likely be one of the older parents.
Unless "party all night" means twelve thirty.
Eh, I think everyone got referred to as 'kids' by the time things were in swing, from age 22 to age 52. True, some people went to bed early, but plenty of the rest of us eschewed sleep altogether. ;)
When we were there, it was single rooms. Very comfortable. Some larger than others. During the year, these rooms are doubles or even triples, or more -- mine, which was the size of a single at the college I attended, I was told was a triple when the sorority fills it. It let in lovely light and was wonderful.
The bathrooms are shared. It never posed a problem for me, though I've heard there've some boy-related etiquette problems in the past -- which I think were mostly negotiated by people moving to a different bathroom (there's more than one per floor).
The food is excellent. Vegetarian options were -- as I recall -- provided at each meal. Now, I'm not vegetarian, so someone could correct me, but I remember it being something that was carefully planned for. It came up as a minor fuss once for our class when there was some gravy that a vegetarian put on hir plate, which sie then realized was meat-based -- sie had already eaten some and was miffed. But I think that was solved with a little more awareness, and a little more labeling.
The bed was fine for me, but I was 23, so I probably could have slept on a slab. I don't remember complaints from anyone who didn't have pre-existing back problems.
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