Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Res Hall Recap: Cambridge Commons

Hey all. This week I will be posting everyday about a different residence hall that you could be placed in. I'll write about Riverview on Wednesday, Sandburg on Thursday, and Purin and Kenilworth on Friday. Enjoy!

Cambridge Commons

Cambridge Commons is the newest addition to University Housing’s Residence Halls. The first batch of residents lived in Cambridge in the 2010-2011 school year. Cambridge holds around 700 people in suite-style rooms. 

Cambridge has an in-building cafeteria where residents can use their meal plans. The Grind (the on-campus coffee shop) has its south campus location in Cambridge Commons as does a branch of the UWM bookstore. 

The layout of the suites is very similar to that of Riverview. Every suite includes its own bathroom. Cambridge is unique because each suite contains a full-sized refrigerator.  Each room includes a large walk-through closet to get into the room. All of the windows are extremely large and have a great view of the river, the courtyard, or the city. 

On every floor is a fully functional kitchen. There are several large countertops, stove, refrigerator, and a microwave. The kitchen is located in the lounge which has comfortable seating and a flatscreen television. It is the perfect location to study, hang out with friends, and cook a meal. 

On the first floor of Cambridge Commons are two classrooms, a small computer lab, some study rooms, laundry, and a workout room. LLC (Learning Living Community – see Zachery’s blog post) classes take place in the classrooms, as well as occasional exercise classes. 

Cambridge also has a large courtyard for various outdoor activities. RAs (Resident Assistants) have hosted programs such as flag football, ultimate Frisbee, and luaus. 

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