I’m sure I don’t need to remind anyone that the housing lottery is just around the corner. My e-mail inbox is filling up with increasingly urgent messages from ResLife and relationships are starting to get so tense that Peirce feels like the set of Sophie’s Choice. So, if you want to branch out from typical housing options like the New Apartments, Old Kenyon, or the NCAs, here are some alternative living arrangements that are sure to tickle your fancies.
- The Hallway of Farr Hall: I know that the actual dorm rooms in Farr Hall are supposed to be quite nice, but why not try something a little more outside of the box? The hallway entrance to Farr is perfectly located. You are equal distance between a lovely bathroom and the delicious Deli. Bring a mattress down and set up shop. You will never be hungry, and if you get bored the WKCO offices are sure to provide you with some entertainment and a great music collection. The lighting may not be ideal, but hey, I would sacrifice good lighting for proximity to Deli breakfasts any day.
- A Library Carrel on the Third Floor: This alternative living option is for that rising senior who knows that comps are coming — and they are coming fast. Realistically, you probably weren’t going to leave the library that much anyways, so why not put up some posters and make it your official home? Plus, there is a certain nerdy appeal to living in a library. You will always have something to read before bed. That’s the dream, isn’t it?
- Sunset Point: This option is for the outdoorsy kid who just can’t resist the appeal of a good sunset. All you need is a tent, a sleeping bag, some basic supplies, and the love of crunchy leaves beneath your feet. Leave those big-city Gambier woes behind you and commune with nature. Sometimes all you really need to make a home is a big sky, soft ground, and some bug spray. Warning: This living option is not for the faint of heart or for the person who tosses and turns a lot in their sleep. We wouldn’t want you to fall into the highway.
- The Computer Lab in Lower Dempsey: Living in Caples this year has taught me just how nice it would be to live close to Peirce. You never have to worry about getting hungry or missing dinner ever again. It’s a quiet space and you would have a lot of computer choices. What could be better than projecting an episode of Parks and Rec on 8 computers instead of 1? More is always better.
- The KAC Study Rooms: I may not be one of them, but I have been told that there are people out there who actually love to work out. If that’s you, then what could be better than living at the KAC? You would always be able to get that one treadmill that is never available, you would have unlimited access to the sushi bar, and you would have the best seat for every sporting event. What could possibly go wrong?