November 26, 2012 in Dorm Life
I’m finally back from Thanksgiving break and I just finished unpacking all of my stuff back into my dorm at Wallace Hall. I couldn’t help but think about how I actually sort of missed it here during break. Don’t get me wrong, I love being home and being with my family. But a part of me still sort of misses my small little dorm room. Wallace is my favorite of the Drury residence halls and I have some of the reasons why:
The RAs are the nicest people on campus
The RAs this year are all really eclectic and incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. They all really take their jobs seriously and have this special sort of relationship with their residents that you don’t see at a lot of other colleges. I know my RA, Ellen, would be able to help me out with anything and already does so much for me and everyone else in my hall.
If you’re curious about what it’s like as an RA, you should check out Molly’s blog and read some of her posts about dorm life!
The building is really nice and is kept very very clean
What I love about Wallace is the classic, yet modern feel it has. I love the hardwood floors and the classic style it has but I also like the modern touches as well like the flatscreen TV in the lounge! Wallace doesn’t stay sparkly clean and pretty by itself though! Maria, the lady in charge of keeping up Wallace’s good looks is truly an incredible woman.
Not only does she say hello to you every day, she also knows the names of all the Wallace residents and goes out of her way to make sure you just feel good about yourself. I honestly wish I had more time out of my busy schedule because I love to sit and chat with Maria whenever I get the chance.
The halls are like small communities
I know that on my floor, mostly everyone can visit from room to room and we’re all pretty friendly. I like to get ice cream or go on last-minute Walmart runs with my hallmates every now and then and it’s really nice having people close to you that you can rely on. It’s sort of like living in a small little neighborhood where all of the residents get along The RA is our landlord but they don’t have to bang on our door asking for rent! It’s great!