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Housing Selection 2002: Students preview ESIA hall

The new Elliott School residence hall at 1957 E St. will be ready for September move-in and will be a part of the housing lottery next week, Associate Director of Housing Services Andrew Sonn said.

He compared the rooms in the junior and senior hall to those in New Hall after viewing them on a tour several weeks ago.

“It looks great,” he said. “It is nice to see the building in progress. They’re getting ready to put up the drywall, and the wiring looked done.”

He said 1957 E St. is being offered at housing selection under the assumption that the hall will be ready for move-in this September.

He also said Property Management and Real Estate will find alternate housing for students if the hall is not completed in time for fall move-in.

But some students are skeptical of predictions for the opening.

“Nothing at this school is ever ready on time,” said Drew Gordon, a sophomore in the business school.

Junior Abisola Ayodeji, a communications major, agreed.

“Knowing GW, it probably won’t be ready,” she said. “Where else are they going to put kids if it isn’t ready?”

Ayodeji said she would not select 1957 E St. at housing selection.

More than 250 students attended an information session about the 193-bed residence hall Feb. 5-6, Sonn said. Juniors and seniors were able to tour most residence halls available in the housing selection and see floor plans for the Elliott School during the two nights.

He said all rooms will feature washers and dryers, similar to the Dakota.

The hall will include 33 quads with two bathrooms each. Five of the quads will have one bathroom and will cost less then the rooms with two.

“The singles resemble studio apartments,” Sonn said. He also said they will have half-kitchens resembling those in Guthridge Hall.

Another tier will include five-person suites, composed of two bedrooms with a den and two bathrooms.

The building has a limited number of doubles with one bedroom and one bathroom, and a “very limited” number of triples with one bathroom. Neither Sonn nor Residence Hall Association representatives could provide the exact numbers.

Each unit in the Elliott School building provides one phone and ethernet connection for each resident.

The hall will also feature a 24-hour computer room and a rooftop deck with a view of the Washington Monument, Sonn said. The four stories of rooms will sit on top of eight floors of classrooms and offices.

Sonn said a newsletter will be mailed to students this week with information for housing selection.

“Lots of students took advantage of the room tours,” he said. ” I would recommend that students do a lot of homework before selecting housing.”

The Community Living and Learning Web site currently shows prices of all halls as well as a rate table showing how similar rooms in one residence hall may differ in price.

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