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A Tour of South Residence Hall

Posted on 9/28/2019 12:28:09 AM by Katie McCauley

Cabrini University is a second home to many students from near and far. It’s an amazing college with an amazing campus, through which all of its students thrive. Perhaps the best part of the already amazing campus is the dorm buildings - from East Residence Hall to West Residence Hall, students who live on campus live a comfortable life here at Cabrini. However, with the building of the new South Residence Hall, it is easy to say that the students were uncomfortable with the mass amount of construction that went into making it. At the end of the day, was it all worth it?

As your local blog author informant, I decided to do some snooping and give you an honest review. Though I don’t live in South Residence Hall myself (West Hall, though, it is also incredible), I did get a chance to take a tour with one of my friends. The building, just having opened this summer to its inhabitants, is incredibly modern, thoroughly well-built, and an overall great place to live.

Stepping into the building is almost like stepping into a modernized hotel. It is a breath of fresh air to see the easily accessible floor plan and the open space to breathe, not to mention the many lounge areas available. The lobby is a nice, small space to relax with friends, whether you are grabbing a cup of coffee or watching college football on the TV.

Taking it a step further, as you walk into the kitchen, it is easy to forget you’re not walking into a small Starbucks. The stovetops and tables are clean, the room is an open space with plenty of room to breathe, and you are more than welcome to come and make anything, whether ramen for yourself or a cake for your friends.

If you don’t have time to cook, though, just around the corner are some new and state-of-the-art vending machines. Take a minute to grab a snack or some soup for a meal on the go; it’s quick, efficient, and easy to navigate. Machines of the same kind can be found in Founder’s Hall room 102, but they are otherwise unique to South Residence Hall.

Diagram of South Residence RoomsThe rooms are just a short walk away from the kitchen, and it is a colorful and fun walk to take. The doors are outlined in bright yellow, making you feel lively and at home as soon as you walk through. When you do enter the door, you are welcomed to a large and spacious foyer that leads into the rooms. In each unit, there are two double rooms (meaning that four students live all together), and two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a toilet and sink. There is also a sink in the main foyer, which appears to be for community dishes and general needs. The doubles are large and comfortable, with plenty of room for storage and decorations. The windows let in a comfortable amount of natural light, and the walls and floors are beautiful.

South Residence Hall may just be for rising sophomores and juniors, but it is a beautiful place to look forward to. Though it has its quirks, the end is by far worth the means. Take a trip to South Residence Hall in order to visit some friends, cook some delicious food, take a delve into the vending machine, or to see your potential future home.