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Hi folks!

I'm going to be going to PLU this fall. I'll be majoring in psychology.

I've asked to be assigned to a single room and I was wondering what they're like. Can anyone here give me a good description of the single rooms in South Hall and Kreidler? What are the dorm cultures like?

Also, could anyone explain the meal plans to me? I know they're changing, but how?

By way of introduction, I'm transferring from Peninsula College in Port Angeles. I live in Port Hadlock with my husband and nineteen year old son. The commute to PLU is just too long, however, and so I'll be moving in the fall. I'm looking forward to it, but I am a bit anxious since it will be a huge change.
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From:pixie87
Date:May 6th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
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Well, if you're planning on living in South or Kreidler, I'm sad to say you won't get much of the dorm experience. I've never lived in either, but I have friends who do and while they enjoy it, they say that theres not too much in the way of social interaction.

Oh, and welcome to PLU!
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From:victortheclever
Date:May 6th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
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South hall rooms are basically nice apartments (bedroom size depends on the type of south hall room type). Kreidler rooms are just normal dorm rooms...so basicaly bed, closest and space for other junk
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From:margaret_yakoda
Date:May 6th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
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So at Kriedler the bathrooms are shared? I at my age, I do not look forward to wandering down the hall at all hours in my bathrobe... ;-)

Perhaps South Hall is the better choice. I know it's near the golf course. My husband has already joked about visiting me when he comes over to use that course.

From:losthostage
Date:May 7th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I believe the best place for you to live is in South hall. You get your own kitchen, bathroom and living room space. It all depends on which one you apply to but I think that one would be better off then a normal tiny dorm room with no bathroom. The dorm culture of Kreidler is going to be a bit more quiet then if you lived in Tingelstad, Foss or Pflueger. Generally upper campus is known for that. South Hall can be loud at times but generally people respect others and you can get a lot of studying done.
I also am not quite sure about the meal plan yet so I can't help you there. :(

Hope this helps!
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From:bleustar
Date:June 10th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
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Hi! I'm also an older student, and I have a husband and children too. I've never lived on campus because I live close enough to campus to be able to drive there, but I thought it might be nice for you to know that you're not alone at PLU. I felt like the odd man out when I got the PLU, and it kind of sucked for a while. Feel free to friend me, if you like.

Also, about the meal plans. They are changing, and basically, you can have all-you-care-to-eat meals at certain times of the day and there are a limited number of them now (as opposed to being able to use them anytime, as often as you like), and also you will have "dining dollars," which work at all the coffee carts, cafes, etc on campus. Previously, you weren't able to use your meal plan to pay for things there. I like the idea, but I think it's a lot more complicated than it was before. I had a meal plan this past year, and even as a commuter student, I'd recommend it. The food isn't fabulous, but it isn't terrible either.

Hope this helps!

~Dannielle
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