Barnard Housing Reviews 2014: Hewitt
Written by Bwog Staff
Housing approacheth. And, unless you’re on top of it, it’s probably coming up sooner than you think. Bwog’s got you covered; we’ll be rolling out two housing reviews per day until no residence hall is left un-reviewed. Prepare to get (even more) excited: this year, we’re reviewing Barnard residence halls, too. Reviews for all! Today’s residence hall is… Hewitt!
Location: The Quad (3009 Broadway)
- Nearby dorms: 600, 616, 620, Sulzberger Tower, The Quad (freshwomen)
- Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams, Ollie’s, Vine, the 116th halal cart, Hewitt Dining Hall
- $9,800 for a single (same as all Barnard dorms)
- $8,450 for a double or triple (same as all Barnard dorms)
- Bathrooms: One large gender-inclusive restroom per floor of Hewitt. This means five stalls, and about five showers per floor. This bathroom is cleaned daily by Facilities, along with all the other Quad bathrooms (which are easily accessible to Hewitt residents).
- AC/Heating: No AC. The heating is rarely an issue; it’s generally always the right temperature.
- Kitchen/Lounge: Weak. Each floor in the Quad has one kitchenette which doubles as a lounge, with ovens on every other floor. The second floor does not have a kitchenette, and residents must go to the third floor if they wish to cook, though lounges are frequently occupied by first-years cooking or watching TV.
- Laundry: There is a set of washing machine and dryer on each floor of Brooks. There are several more per floor of Sulzberger, with the most being on the eighth floor, where they are also shared with Sulzberger Tower residents.
- Gym: No gym in the Quad, but Barnard’s gym is just in Barnard Hall via the tunnels.
- Intra-transportation: Accessible via elevators located in Sulzberger or Brooks, as well as the several sets of stairs throughout the Quad. Second floor, however, is only accessible by the staircase through Brooks, just past Furman.
- Wi-Fi: Yes. Barnard Secure.
- Hardwood/carpet: Even better than carpet or hardwood, the floors are linoleum.
- Mostly singles, with the (very) odd converted double or triple on the 2nd or 8th floor
- Most rooms 16′ x 8′. See floor plans.
- Predominantly sophomores, with some juniors and seniors
- Generally where you’ll end up if you just want a single room but are not part of a suite
- Hewitt is best for studious (read: quiet) and low-key sophomores who just want singles and don’t mind living in the Quad again.
- If you don’t cook or don’t feel the need (or maybe you just love Hewitt food), congratulations! You get to enjoy the Quad Upperclass Meal Plan, second only to the Platinum Meal Plan of freshwoman days past.
- “The showers are not reliable at all, temperature-wise. I go to Brooks or Sulz to shower every day.”
- “I don’t cook, so I don’t really mind being on the meal plan again.”
- “I like being so close to campus.” (says a second floor resident, who does not have to deal with first-years up in her space)
- “You can hear the conversations in the next room, but people are pretty quiet.”
- “It’s not hard to get a block of rooms with some friends if you’re not too interested in a suite, or if you just want to live close to campus.”
- “I really like having a closet, and the room came with a bureau, too, and there’s also storage space under the bed.”
- “The showers literally never work right, so I actually only shower in Brooks. But even then, there are only two showers and are usually being used when I go. It’s annoying.”
Hewitt Hall exterior via Barnard.