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SUMMER 1999-00
Volume 42, Number 4


Your students' depends on common sense

Here's how to get around campus safely at night

Mayflower renovations a big project

Creating your own space

Special interest floors: a popular choice

Rebuilding Hillcrest

Resident assistants easing the transistion to University life

Jobs in residence halls: work where you live

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Parent Times Briefs

University Calendar

Creating your own space.  

Residence hall students combine posters, furniture, accessories, rugs, and other textiles to create distinctive campus homes in their residence hall rooms. These students in Hillcrest (top photo) and Burge Hall have achieved different "personalities" for their rooms.


All rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses and pads, desks and desk chairs, cable-TV access, computer modem hookups, a sink, telephone, a mirror, drapes, bulletin board, and a wastebasket. Students frequently choose to "loft" the beds in order to gain space for sound equipment, a small refrigerator and microwave, a television, or other belongings.

A list of permitted appliances and cooking equipment is on the Residence Halls web site:

With lofting kits, a sense of style, and a lot of ingenuity, residence halls students create interesting room designs.    



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