It may not have air conditioning, but Reid is a perfectly nice place to spend your first year at Barnard, especially if you get a nice view of the Quad/Broadway. Just be wary of those roaches…
Location: The Quad (3009 Broadway)
Nearby dorms: The rest of the Quad, the 600s, Elliott, Furnald and Schapiro
Stores and restaurants: Halal Cart + food trucks, Morton Williams, Sweetgreen, Starbucks, Haagen-Dasz, Nussbaum & Wu… etc.
Cost: Barnard hasn’t released room rates for 2018-2019, but this year’s was $9,510.
Bathrooms: 2 shared stall-style bathrooms on each floor, one women’s and one gender-inclusive. More (and perhaps cleaner) bathrooms available on other halls, which you can walk to (unless you live in Sulz/Reid 2 – it’s cut off from the other buildings, so you have to go up a floor).
AC/Heating: Heating, no A/C. In the words of my Reid correspondent: Get a really good fan.
Kitchen/Lounge: One shared kitchen and TV lounge space per floor. Some people love hanging out here; others, like myself last year, would prefer the trek to Diana.
Laundry: There’s one washer/dryer set in Reid and 2 in Brooks. Make sure to refill your laundry card ahead of time, or suffer the trek down to Sulz lobby in your underwear/pajamas/last night’s threads.
Computers/printers: Available in Sulz basement.
Intra-transportation: 2 elevators accessible from the lobby.
Hardwood/carpet: The usual Quad situation: carpeted hallways, linoleum tile floors. Great for wiping coffee stains off of.
Room variety: Corridor-style double rooms; all first-years and RAs.
I lived on the Sulz side of Sulz/Reid 2 my freshman year, which means that my main topic of conversation with Reid residents was how great it was to have air conditioning. Nonetheless, first-years who live in Reid have a generally positive experience, commending the large rooms, views, and social (for me, maybe a little too social) environment. Living in the Quad also gives you access to a lot of great resources like practice rooms, the computer lab, vending machines, and bathrooms/laundry on other halls.
“My roommate and I both like it. We like the size of our room, there’s enough space.”
“We don’t have air conditioning, so you should get a really, really good fan.”
“It’s really convenient living in the Quad!”
“When there’s an event in the Quad, you can hear everything.“
Just look at that beautiful double!
Ahh, natural light…
Available closets and mirror.
You can hear EVERYTHING.
It’s actually scientifically impossible to take a non-creepy photo of a hallway.
The most terrifying experience of my life happened in this bathroom. It involved a flying cockroach.
housing reviews 2018
im sorry to scare you freshmen but every dorm has roaches
saw a mouse in my sulz room once and i just... went back to work
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