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Carleton's Residence Halls

February 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm
By Kaitlin Randolph '12

Video blogger Kaitlin Randolph '12 treks throughout campus to discover the ins and outs of dorm life, confirming that life in "the complex" (the dorms that connect to the dining hall and the student center) is swell, and discovering that rumors concerning the less popular dorms on campus aren't always true.


  • February 12 2011 at 9:18 am

    Fun! My daughter lived in Musser last year and lives in Goodhue this year. I think she has enjoyed both because Carleton is all about the awesome people!

  • February 12 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Anne class of '78

    What a wonderful video and commentary! Doesn't Goodhue still have its own dining room? I love the idea idea that kids in Musser can write on the walls...

    My roommate were in the room lottery sophomore year and were doing poorly so I went for broke. I held out until the end and we got  adjoining singles in Watson. I trusted my instincts (she had to leave to practice) and BINGO!

    I lived in Nourse first year (single-sex), Watson sophomore year, half-year off junior year (and ended up an RA in Evans, then RA in Watson senior year.

    One question: Did I ever look that young???

  • February 17 2011 at 11:53 am

    My daughter has lived in Goodhue, Evans and Myers. They've each had their pluses and minuses, but I agree with the women in the video - her views are awesome, all of them overlooked Lyman Lake and the campus is beautiful. But it's off campus for her next year as she can barely stomach the cafeteria food.

  • February 17 2011 at 11:57 am

    A great blog, but I wasn't sure that the videographer's selection of Musser wall art really reflected its intellectual caliber.  When I've visited it has usually been filled with complicated calculus problems and Russian verb conjugations!


  • February 17 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Dana mum

    Is that Zerrin in the Davis blip?

  • February 17 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Both my husband and my daughter have lived in Goodhue. While it is the farthest away from the center of campus (obviously a cold hike at times), my sense from both of them is that they loved it. They both talk about how nice it was (is) to live across the bridge and amongst the trees. Its proximity to The Arb really enriched(s) their college experience. Plus, it gives you bragging rights apparently.