Posts Tagged ‘Apartments’

Cedar

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Cedar Apartment

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Apartments BBQ

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Last week the apartments community had a Welcome BBQ to kick off the school year. This has always been done during the first week and in front of Cedar where the Groves apartments used to be. There were lots of free food, games, giveaways from Raffle draws, and friends to hangout with. I walked away with a couple hotdogs, snacks, and a burger  😆

One-on-ones with RAs

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Each apartment building and dorm wing has an RA (Residential Advisor), a college student with a responsibility to ensure that students are living in a welcoming environment that promotes their success and general welfare at CSS. I live in The MightY Pines!! My roommates and I often have a joint session with the RA where he comes in and we all have a conversation and check in with him. There are two sessions each semester and the final session is coming up soon!

Housing at CSS

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Now that my first year of college is coming to an end I have to think about where I will live in the fall. The College of Saint Scholastica has a two year living requirement. Your freshman year you are required to live on campus in Somers Hall (unless your parents live a certain distance from campus you’re required to live on campus). Somers Hall has dorms and suites available for freshman; dorms house 2 people and you share the bathroom (showers, sinks, etc) with the people in the same hallway as you, the suites house 4 people and the 4 of you share one bathroom and shower, but there are two sinks. For your sophomore year of college you are required to live on campus in the apartments. There are 7 apartment buildings on campus and they are broken up into two groups: the Bricks and the Back Apartment. Each apartment houses 4 people and you share a bathroom, living room, and kitchen. The apartments are very similar to the suites except in the apartments you have a kitchen. The Brick Apartments are the buildings closest to Tower Hall. There are 4 Brick Apartment Buildings: Willow, Maple, Birch, and Pine. The Back Apartments are the further away from Tower Hall; however 2 of the 3 buildings have 4 bedroom apartments instead of 2 bedroom (meaning you won’t have to share a bedroom with someone). There are 3 Back Apartments: Cedar Hall, Scanlon Hall, and Kerst Hall. There aren’t many differences between the 2 groups of apartments but I have decided that Cedar Hall is the building that suits me the best; however all of the buildings are taken care of and nice to live in, it is your personal preference.

Brick Apartments and Neighbors

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

I’ve only been living in Birch for a few days, but I’ve come to realize something…. the Bricks are not even close to soundproofed like Scanlon was. I can hear everything above my apartment, including giant thuds that sound like bowling balls. My neighbors play loud music all the time, but it’s not during quiet hours, so I can’t call the RAs. I think soon I will have a talk with them, because I need to get more sleep without all this music playing!