The Blackwell Life

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



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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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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