The Washington College campus is home to about 1500 students. For the students living on campus, there are several different living situations to choose from. Each dorm is unique in its own way. I talked to students and gathered information to see what the pros and cons are of some of the residence halls on campus. Here is what I found out:
Minta Martin – This dorm is great for meeting new people, whether you are in the hall or walking down the Cater Walk to cross the street. This is where many girls find their closest friends. The biggest complaints of living here are having communal bathrooms and having to cross the street to get to classes and the dinning hall.
Kent – Kent is known for its stellar location on campus, which is only a few steps away from the dining hall! Marie Wrenn ’17 added, “It’s a rather small building so you aren’t sharing a bathroom with a ton of people. Sometimes the hot water doesn’t work, the heat only works sometimes, and the walls are thin.”
The Quad – Home to the three on-campus fraternities, the quad is very centrally located. Ian Moore ’17, who lives in Talbot House, said he enjoys it because he lives with his closest friends. Ian said he doesn’t like that, “some rooms are small and there is mold.”
Western Shore – The Western Shore dorms are great because they allow students to feel more independent. These dorms have suites with four single rooms, a living room, and a kitchenette. Maddie Zins ’15, a member of Habitat for Humanity, said she does not like, “that walk to class when you are just not about attending an 8:30, and the river-sized puddles that accrue in the Western Shore brick pathways.”
Chester – Gabby Leach ’18 was very lucky for living in Chester as a freshman. She said, “It has really nice bathrooms and rooms, a lot of extra space in the common room, and the elevators are nice.” Her only complaint is that it is really far away from the other side of campus so it’s difficult to see friends.