As with any university (that I’ve ever heard of), our residence rooms are uniform. Each building has a standard style of room that only varies slightly. Even the furniture in each room is typical for all of them (chairs, sofas, desk, table, drawers, beds, lamps etc.). The showroom that we use for campus tours is empty and while it does show the layout, it lacks the sense of originality and home that almost every occupied room on campus has. I have thought about this before, but found it ever more prevalent when one night I noticed how different the doors on my floor were. When we arrive we all have a standard piece of paper that has the names of the residences.
Shortly thereafter this is what takes it’s place:
Many doors have whiteboards on them that allow passerbys a space for expression.
These are my room and my neighbours.
While at the North Fourth Fun Fair (see previous post) I took pictures of several of their doors:
A friend lives on North 3rd, so I decided to explore the doors there as well:
..and a few others around the villages that caught my eye:
^ Many people got into the holiday spirit
^ The room of one of our student affairs team.
Almost every Quest student is required to live on campus, but no one has the same living experience, especially when there is so much room for expression and the opportunity to truly make your dorm your home.