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27 January 2008 @ 07:33 pm
Dorm Rooms!  
Hello all,

I am anxious to know what the girls dorms LOOK like. The site does not provide photos OR layouts, so descriptions and pictures please!

Thank you!
 
 
 
Megstheatreant on January 28th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
As long as they haven't changed much in the past three years, they're all an obnoxious robin's egg blue, oddly shaped, have too many people sleeping in them and might be falling apart.
Trinity: flamestrinity0312 on January 28th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, think hospital blue for the dorms. It's been almost three years since I've been there. But I know they haven't changed much.

Definitely oddly shaped, because the building is the old Ponce De Leon Hotel, so they can't do much in the way of remodeling because its a historical building.

Have fun!
Cassisunshinegrl301 on January 28th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
they are tan now. no more blue.

ill post some pics
Eilish Whelaneilisheyes on January 28th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
they aren't robin blue anymore..most of them, they repainted. The rooms are all different pretty much because this used to be the old hotel. Rooms fit any number from 1-6. Rooms can have their own bathroom, share a bathroom with suitemates, or there are a few bathrooms on the third floor that are down the hall and are shared. It's sort of luck of the draw when you're new. I was lucky my first year here and got two roommates with a private bathroom. This year however, they had an influx of new freshman so we were going to have a 4th roommate squeezed in. We found a bigger room though and did it that way. Every spring there is housing day and you can choose what room and roommates you want, so if you get a sucky room, you don't necessarily have to stick with it for too long. Rooms don't have to be cramped if you find creative ways to store things and/or bring less stuff. Most beds are bunked and there is one dresser, desk, and closet per occupant. Yes, sometimes the rooms have quirks, sometimes the plumbing is weird, sometimes the lightbulbs need replacing, and sometimes the temperature is in flux, but maitenance is usually pretty helpful.

That's all information about ponce though. Next year, they're opening a new dorm building for girls and guys a couple of blocks away from the school (still within walking distance) and I think these rooms will all be double occupancy with a shared bathroom between suitemates..people who live there will also (have the option?) of being on a limited meal plan..which is something we've never had before, because if you live on campus you previously had to have the whole meal plan, and there were no other options..which can sometimes be a waste because..I'm sorry to say, the food kinda sucks. But this is brand new, so I don't know too much about the new dorms.

The best way to learn for yourself is to take a trip down here and take a tour to see for yourself. I don't really have any pictures to share. And if you decide you like it here, do your one year on campus (that's required for freshman) and then find a place off-campus with your friends..parking isn't as bad as they say it is, and it's cheaper in the long-run. I'm a senior now, and I totally regret not getting a place off-campus. Hope this was helpful..good luck. -Lisa
Megstheatreant on January 28th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
You think the food is bad now? Back in ol' 2003 we didn't have that cool pizza line or tons of options. It was green gloppy or grey gloppy. You youngins have all the luck.
Audrey-himefluxxie on January 28th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Oh we did have pizza, remember? Wednesday nights?

You probably forgot because it was so GODAWFUL that most usually spent that night ordering Domino's
Megstheatreant on January 28th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
I probably blocked it. Either that or I kept food in my fridge that I "needed to have for ice packs for my ankles." teehee
Meredithmerebear85 on January 28th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
The PB&J bar was my saving grace.

I think that I lost weight freshman year...until I started working in the cafe at The Casa. Those muffins gave me muffintop.
Megstheatreant on January 28th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
I lost weight too :( It was so lame.
summer: [roswell] isabel bluesepiastars on January 28th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
Lol, all I remember about the food was nobody buying a meal plan - instead sitting in the breezeway and waiting for pizza to be delivered ^.^

Also, in recent years, clubs sponser Weenie Wednesdays at the gazebo, and there's occasionally a Domino's guy giving away free pizza in the breezeway - I think it's during finals week.
Meredithmerebear85 on January 28th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
LoL, Meaghan...

I think they've painted them like, a cream color, and I think the bathrooms have been renovated. I remember being grateful that they'd installed the internet the summer before I arrived, and air conditioning the year before that. Oh...those were the days.

I haven't actually been in the dorms in about three years, and haven't lived in them for four. Every single room is completely different - Henry Flagler designed it this way so that when travelers came time and time again, they'd never stay in a similar-looking room.

About three girls sleep per room and most of them are very oddly-shaped, indeed. I was fortunate to have a very large rectangular room that I shared with three other girls. We shared a jack-and-jill bathroom with the three girls that lived next to us, so we had seven girls in one bathroom. Believe it or not, we rarely fought for the shower!

I have pictures, but they're all on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2000932&l=fe80d&id=29800474 If there's an obnoxious blue wall, it's the dorms.
she's gone.sealikewind on April 7th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
I left Flagler but for the semester I was there we were in a HUGE room. It was only supposed to have 3 people but got shoved in with 4 and still had plenty of space.