Living in Osprey Hall

Written by: Cecilia Aguilar

There are six different residence halls on campus. If you were to ask the average person on campus what these halls were, they would probably only be able to answer five of them.

Osprey Crossings

Osprey Fountains

Osprey Cove

Osprey Village

And Osprey Landing

That’s because, we are the rejects.

I live in the Osprey Hall, on campus residence dorms. Which in my opinion is one of the best and most community based dorms on campus. You hear rumors about our hall; how we have to share bathrooms and the rooms are super small and nothing is ever going on here. On the contrary, everyone hangs out in the lobbies, and we meet new people every day, yes our bathrooms are dirty, and yes the rooms are small but how much space do you need in a room you are rarely in?  We constantly have apples to apples game nights and rock band gatherings. And, because no other hall except for the Crossings has the honor of having a marvelous enclosed lobby like ours, they are at a disadvantage.

After you live here for a while you start to ignore the lack of cleanliness in the showers and restrooms, the depleting toilet paper and hand soap (that takes a week to be filled up.) It almost seems like a perk to have to go through this. Look at it this way; you will have stories to tell your family when you go home.

For example: About a month ago, four of my friends and I were in the downstairs main lobby of the hall playing apples to apples and watching the show “Silent Library” as more and more people started to show up in the lobby throughout the night, we had an increasing amount of players in our epic game of apples to apples. By 2am we had about sixteen people playing one game, and it took about 5-7 minutes to go through one turn. However, I had not laughed so hard in my life in years. After that game started to become dull, we switched to another game called “Two Truths and a Lie” and I discovered more about these people who I had never met before than I know about my mother.

By 5:30am all 19 of us, yes the group grew, decided it would be a fantastic idea to explore the boys floor of the dorms. We all wanted to see each other’s rooms for no reason at all. We gallivanted the hall until a RA kicked us out for making too much noise. Around 6:30am we all decided that we were going to stay up for another thirty minutes and all go get Dunkin Donuts, so we could sugar ourselves up and not sleep. Needless to say, it was one of the most refreshing nights of my life, and some of those people just happened to be some of my best friends now.

Needless to say, the “Hall” is possibly one of the best choices that you can make for your first time living on campus.

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