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Strong College Housing Details for Prospective Students, 2000–2001

Moore-Strong Hall, the home of Strong College, has eight residential corridors, six of them co-ed and two all-female (rooms 301–322 and 366–378). The Senior Tutor and six undergraduate College Assistants live in the building as resident staff; other staff members work in the building during the day. Moore-Strong Hall is a no-alcohol building: students found in possession of alcohol will be dismissed from Moore-Strong Hall and Strong College. The building is locked 24 hours a day, and all Strong College members are issued entry keys along with their room keys. Campus security officers check the building every night. All prospective Strong College students must complete a standard on-campus housing application (available from the University’s Office of Housing and Residence Life) in addition to a Strong College application.

Strong College places all new students in double rooms with a roommate. These rooms are approximately 12 × 15 feet with 7.5-foot ceilings, and they are furnished with two 79-inch twin beds which may be bunked, two large wardrobes with drawers underneath, two desks with desk chairs, and two or three additional sets of drawers. There are no closets. Each room has a sink and medicine cabinet, and two windows with venetian mini-blinds. The floors are linoleum. There are common bathrooms with showers and toilets on each corridor. Moore-Strong Hall also has a number of six-person suites; these are reserved for juniors and seniors who have been resident in the College for at least one year, and for graduate students. We make every effort to honor the room preferences indicated on each student’s application, but it is not always possible to give students their first choice of room or roommate for reasons of space. There is an opportunity to change rooms shortly after the beginning of each semester contingent upon the availability of space. The building is handicapped-accessible, and some student rooms are designed for wheelchair access. Students who require a wheelchair-accessible room should indicate this on their applications.

Students must supply their own linens; there is a laundry room in the building. A floor lamp or clip-on lamp is also useful, although high-temperature halogen lamps are not permitted. Recycling bins are provided by the University, but students must supply their own wastebaskets. Many students like to have a carpet and a small refrigerator in their rooms, but we discourage residents from bringing extra large pieces of furniture (chairs, sofas, etc.). Scotch “Wall-Saver” tape is best for mounting posters and decorations on the walls. The only microwaves permitted are the low-power microwave-refrigerator units that may be rented from the University. All University-issued furniture must remain in the rooms at all times. Under no circumstances may students switch furniture between rooms or take common-room furniture to their rooms. Smoking is not permitted in the building.

Each room has cable TV connections, and computer network access from student rooms is also possible, either through the regular phone lines via modem or by a direct ethernet connection. The campus “ResNet” office can provide information on the kind of equipment that is needed for any particular type of connection. Students must supply their own telephones in each room, but answering machines are not needed because voice mail is provided on the campus phone system.

A common problem in any building such as ours is noise, simply because there are so many people living in close proximity. Students with stereos are strongly urged to bring headphones so they can listen without disturbing their neighbors. After 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 midnight on weekends (“Quiet Hours”) sounds should not be audible outside of individual rooms. Guests must be escorted at all times, and Strong College members are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Overnight guests are permitted (with the consent of the roommate) for a maximum of three nights during any month.

The common areas of the building are the Junior Common Room (the JCR, the College’s living room), the Library, the Game Room, the Committee Room (home of the College Council), the Star Chamber (a TV room), the Senior Common Room (the SCR, our faculty room), and a small kitchen. The common areas are cleaned daily by the building’s housekeeping staff, but all students are expected to use the common areas responsibly and clean up after themselves at all times.

Version of December 1999

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