I currently live on campus in Chace Hall at Penn State Main Campus. I absolutely love living on campus because it is convenient for classes and South is a newly renovated area. The South dorms have new amenities like a full kitchen, individual bathrooms, study rooms and most importantly air-conditioning! Most of the new dorms have been converted into sorority dorms but there are new buildings under construction for students. I love living in Chace Hall because everyone is upperclassmen and I can study with people in my major. I definitely take full advantage of the study rooms and invite friends to study with me. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven so you and your roommate can make fresh omelets! There is no need to worry about communal showers because the new South dorms have 6 or 8 private bathrooms per floor. They even have lockers so residents can store their shower caddies or tooth brushes in them.
South’s dining commons is Redifer and it has a buffet style dining hall but there are also food stations you can choose from. There is a whole variety of food to choose from like sushi, panini’s, Chinese, salads and more! Not only does Redifer have great food choices but it is also close to downtown so you can get Chipotle or McDonald’s within a 5 minute walk! If you want to burn off those calories then you’re in luck because South is conveniently located across from a fitness gym, the White Building.
I interviewed my friend, Christina Ruzzo, who lives in Hoyt Hall to talk about the perks of South dorms. She is in Sigma Kappa and she lives on her sorority floor. She is a junior majoring in Recreation Parks and Tourism. I hope that this will get you interested in living in South!
Watch the video here>>The New South