Based on feedback from a November 2013 student survey and other feedback received from students throughout the past year, residence hall staff worked over the summer to make improvements to their processes and to their physical spaces to improve the residential experience. The residence life office provided funds to each hall to make improvements based on their unique needs, including:
- In Christie Hall, the small, outdated television in the TV lounge was replaced with a 60-inch television and a sound system.
- In Corrado Hall, chalkboards in the study rooms were replaced with whiteboards.
- The front lobby of Fields and Schoenfeldt Halls was revamped with decorations, an electric fireplace, and a library collection.
- New wrought-iron furniture was added to the breezeways in Haggerty & Tyson Halls, including chairs, benches, and side tables.
- A new island for kitchen prep was added to the Kenna Hall basement kitchen.
- In Mehling Hall, new cooking and baking supplies were purchased for every kitchen space and an additional refrigerator was added to the first-floor kitchen.
- Windows were replaced throughout Shipstad Hall to help with temperature regulation.
- The staff of Villa Maria purchased a patio table and chairs and repaired their horseshoe pits.
- Washers and dryers were replaced throughout campus with brand new, high-efficiency machines.
- At move-in this year, all residents received a new T-shirt designated with their hall name, color, and logo. Every hall also brought in a team of upperclassmen to assist with new student move-in, which helped this year’s process go more smoothly and quickly than ever before.
The Office of Residence Life will be seeking student feedback again this November using an online survey. For more information contact Jessica Wode, residence life, at 7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.