This summer’s renovations blessed Carman with some single dorms (on the lower floors), providing the perfect balance between a social scene and privacy. Staff writer Reyna Choi reports on her fabulously good luck.
Location: Broadway & 114th Nearby Dorms: Furnald & Nuss. John Jay & Wallach & Hartley are right past Butler Library. Cost: Same as other first-year housing options! Amenities:
Basics: If you’re in a single, it’s a 6-person suite with two doubles & two singles.
Most suites are quads with two doubles and one bathroom.
Floors 3-5 have 6-person suites (singles!), floors 6-13 have 10-person suites.
Poor floor 2 is still unrenovated :(
Bathrooms: 2!!!! Giving you a 3-to-1 bathroom to person ratio. (Carman quads are 4-to-1, and the 10-person suites are 5-to-1).
AC/Heating: Blessings that you should cherish.
Kitchen: Full one in the basement, floor lounges have microwaves. Most people buy fridges from their room from the EcoReps sale or rent a fridge/microwave unit from school.
Lounge: Floor lounges have a TV, couches, and a table where people chill/study. The basement lounge is also a nice social spot.
Laundry: Free in the basement for washing and drying! Don’t go on Sundays and always set a timer!
Computers/Printing: Available on the first floor. You get a printing quota for the semester which you probably won’t go over.
Gym: Four treadmills and two ellipticals in the basement. If cardio is your thing, go nuts.
Elevators: Two elevators in the lobby. One was broken on move-in day and will periodically be unavailable. If you go to the opposite side of the building, you can take the less-crowded service elevator!
It is unethical (and some say illegal) to take the elevator if you live below floor 7. But if it’s not a crowded time or you’re just tired, just do it anyways :)
People will puke in the elevators.
Views: If you have a single you’re definitely on a lower floor, so you won’t get an *amazing* view (mine is the side of Butler & some of Frat Row, and our lounge view is a brick wall). You can go up to the 13th floor and stare out their lounge view to see what it’s like to be blessed that hard.
Singles are 105 sq. ft., doubles are around 210 sq. ft. with some exceptions
Your single can have a huge window like mine (which makes the room feel bigger) or a smaller window (which makes the room feel cozier)
Want the privacy of John Jay but the social aspect of Carman? A Carman single is the dorm for you!
You can study!! In your room!! Because you don’t have a roommate to distract you!!
You won’t have to accommodate a roommate’s sleep schedule!!
Headphones?? What are they?? Don’t need em!
On a low enough floor that you can get some cardio from the stairs without being too winded!!
You’re living in your own filth/cleanliness, not someone else’s!
You still have suitemates and floormates to be social with when you want!
Seriously 10/10 biggest flex people will come to your room just to marvel at the glory of a Carman single
The floor lounge!
The beautiful view from Reyna’s room.
A cute shot of Reyna’s desk.
The hallway of this beautiful suite.
Reyna’s bed (love the fairy lights).
my triple is quaking
that view of frat row is better than any television
the carman renovation has the property brothers in tears
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