There are two groups of incoming freshmen: those who have heard of Blackwell (and all the rumors) and those who have not.
(Some of) The Blackwell Babes of 200N
Personally, I fell into the latter category. Emilee, my roommate, was the one who brought it to my attention that Blackwell had a certain reputation of being too old, too small, too fill-in-the-blank.
Like any normal human being, I was not looking forward to living in a room smaller than a shoe-box, with bunk beds like I was at summer camp. As move-in day drew closer I prepped myself for figuring out how to live in such conditions, and told myself, “it’s only a year, you will survive…hopefully”.
Now after living in the famous Blackwell for almost a month, I can wholeheartedly say, I would not change where I live for a million bucks (that’s a complete exaggeration b/c I am a broke college student). The point is, I am more than proud to call Blackwell my home.
If you’re still reading this, you might still be skeptical. Let me give you a couple reasons why Blackwell is the place to be.
- The room size is more than enough space. While the rooms are smaller than everyone else’s, Blackwell gives you the most storage space: lots of drawers and lots of shelves (trust me).
- Obviously the rooms are smaller than the typical dorm, but in Blackwell that is not a disadvantage. It causes people to keep their doors open, which honestly leads to making friends with every random person that walks by.
- Another misconception is that not having a lounge in Blackwell means no one hangs out. Lies. People gather in each other’s rooms and have movie nights or pizza parties there.
- Let me just say, we have the best bathrooms. They are the nicest and the biggest.
In all, there’s no place like Blackwell!
P.S – if you have any Blackwell/freshman housing questions let me know.