Well internet, the results are in, and Brian Klose of Washington College will be spending his freshman year in…
I’ll admit it, I wasn’t too optimistic about my chances of getting into Middle Hall, which is one of the more selective houses on campus. Needless to say, I am very excited for my first taste of semi-indepentdent living, especially in this house.
Middle Hall is a themed residence, and its theme is creative arts. This hall manly houses drama/art/art history majors and even some English majors. It also allows a select number of first year students to call this house home. This year, I believe, only 3 spots were up for grabs for first year students, and Taylor (my roommate) and I took 2 of them. I’m curious if the third spot was filled by a freshman or not.
What’s great about Middle is its prime location on campus. The front exit leads to the Cater Walk with the dining hall conveniently yards away. The back exits leads straight to the George Washington Statue and to the campus lawn. In my case, the location is perfect class-wise. Its centered in between each building i have a class in (Toll, Lit House, Gibson, Goldstein).
One awesome feature (if not the most awesomest) is the basement area. The basement is home to the house lounge and a small stage where low-key, low-budget performances occur on a regular basis. Hopefully, I’ll get to stage a one act or two in years to come.
While Middle Hall has many many perks and features, it does have one serious disadvantage to all other dorms, especially for a freshman like myself. Taylor and I will most likely be the only freshman living in the dorm, preventing us from networking with other freshman outside of class and outside extra-cirriculars.
It’s a shame we won’t be able to connect with bulk of our class in dorm life, but I know our experience in Middle Hall will certainly be one to remember. Maybe there’ll be some quirky, interesting initiation into the house by the upperclassmen residents. And who knows? Maybe that third spot WILL be another freshman.