Best freshmen housing: WEST VILLAGE F

Best freshmen housing: WEST VILLAGE F

If sharing a shower with an entire floor of freshmen isn’t appealing, living in West Village F is for you. The brand new building, which features two private showers in each of its six-person apartments, swept the freshman housing category, breezing past Stetson East and West, Kennedy, Speare and Smith halls.

Reserved for first-year honors students, who before 2006 lived in former best freshman housing winner Kennedy Hall, West Village F provides private common rooms and kitchen areas, each complete with a refrigerator, oven, sink and dishwasher – amenities typically reserved for upperclassmen.

Each apartment has three double bedrooms.

“It’s great to be able to come back to your own space – your own bedroom, kitchen, shower, everything,” said freshman Kelsey Diederich, a biology and international affairs major. She said living with five other girls has forged a family-style relationship among them.

“My roommates and I have family dinners,” she said. “We watch Grey’s [Anatomy], rent movies, decorate – everything. This is our own little home.”

West Village F is located in the middle of campus, conveniently next to a Wollaston’s and several classrooms buildings.

“I actually have some classes here [in West Village F],” Diederich said. “Some kids can go to the dining hall in their slippers, but I could go to class like that if I really wanted to.”

Home to the campus dining halls, Stetson East and Stetson West did put up the biggest fight, but barely put a dent in the West Village F’s standing.

“I love it here,” Diederich said. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

– Maggie Cassidy, News Staff

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