Jamison Guice, Campus Carrier features editor
Kelsee Brady, Campus Carrier asst. features editor
The Ford residence halls are separated into male and female residences. According to the Berry website, Mary is an all-female residence hall that houses about 270 students. Since the hall has an east and a west wing, each side has a lobby, kitchen and laundry room. Clara is an all-male residence hall that houses about 120 students. The laundry room is located on the first floor and the kitchen is located between the first and second floors.
Morgan & Deerfield:
Morgan and Deerfield, commonly referred to as MoField, are the newest residence halls on campus since they were built in 2010. Each building has three floors, each with a kitchen, common area and study room. Laundry rooms are located on the second and third floors of both buildings. Both halls have outdoor fireplaces and patio spaces. Specifically, Morgan has a glassed-in lobby, known as the Jewelbox, filled with couches, chairs and a fireplace for the residents.
Dana is divided into three sections: east, central and west. Dana can house around 330 students, and each room has a private sink, according to the Berry website. Laundry rooms can be found on every first floor hall, and kitchens are located on the halls of first west, second central in the lobby and third east. There are two elevators located between the east and central halls and the west and central halls.
MoLem is a men’s and women’s dormitory. The Berry website said the residence hall houses about 200 students. On the first floor, there are two common areas with couches and sofas. Also, there is a laundry room located in the basement along with a pool table.
While Thomas Berry offers a few traditional residence rooms, the hall is available to both men and women who want to live in a suite-style dormitory. According to the Berry website, the building consists of four and six-person suites that contain a kitchen and bathroom. On the first floor, there is a study room and lounge area. Also, there is another lounge, kitchen and laundry room located on the fourth floor.
Centennial is available for junior and senior students who have met the hour requirement. The hall has four-person apartments, each with two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. A perk of Centennial is the ability for each person to have a single bedroom; however, according to the Berry website, three suites have one double room. Laundry rooms are found on the second and third floor and can be accessed by an elevator. Each floor also has two study rooms and a lobby, according to the Berry website.
The Townhouses can house men and women, and there are a total of 40 townhouse suites. There are four-person suites with one bathroom and six-person suites with two bathrooms, and every suite has a kitchen. Six-person suites are also typically in a two-level building with two suites on each level while four-person suites are only one floor. The laundry room is located in Townhouse F, and a pavillion area with picnic tables is located centrally to the Townhouses. The Townhouses have a total capacity of 185 students, according to the Berry website. Renovations for the townhouses are scheduled for Summer 2020 and 2021, and more information can be found at housing.berry.edu.
Student Experiences: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly:
“We need a deep cleaning in each bathroom on this campus. We pay way too much tuition money for these residence halls to be in the condition that they are in.” -Sophomore Denny Rivera
“There’s a secret six person in Thomas Berry that not a lot of people know about. I’ve lived in that room with 5 of my closest friends for 2 years now, and it’s amazing.” -Senior Alexis Miller
“The rooms in Dana are way too small; there’s no personal space; I can’t even unloft my bed.” -Sophomore Skylar Maitland
“I like Ford because it is small, only girls, close to the music building and has a nice view.” –Freshman Leeanna Allen
(This poll was taken by 89 students via email. Students were asked to give their opinions about the housing areas they have lived in, along with their overall opinion of each area.)