Micah Bradley ‘17 takes us on an inside tour of the new and highly coveted Strong Hall.
It seems like everyone on campus has walked by the new Strong Hall, with its turret entrance and massive windows, and wanted to live there. The relatively small dorm makes for an environment in which is easy for everyone to get to know each other. The new part of Strong Hall only has 56 beds, and they were all in high demand when students picked their rooms last semester.
“Most newly renovated or newly constructed halls are very popular, and this was no exception. In addition, the private bathrooms and neat design made this hall very appealing,” said Leon Hayner, Director of Residential Life.
The new Strong Hall contains many different types of rooms, such as doubles with a shared bathroom, doubles with private bathrooms, and singles with shared bathrooms. “Strong is the best residence hall! The ceilings are so tall in the rooms and it’s so nice, words can not give this building justice,” said Angel Whetstone ’17, a Resident Assistant in Strong Hall. The new building is part of an effort to provide the campus with more beds so that other buildings can eventually be remodeled or renovated. The dorm also features a second floor balcony, study rooms, a kitchen, and lounge space for each floor.
“My favorite part of the building is the quad area! There are probably a fair few people who haven’t even seen it, but the new Strong Quad is beautiful,” said Drew DeVito ’16, a Resident Assistant in Strong Hall.
Photos courtesy of Scott Cook