Students began moving in Friday at Claflin Commons, the university’s new dormitory that will house up to 200 students. (Panther photos by Princess Williams)
Is the Commons
By CRYSTAL PAYNE
On Sept. 12 and 13, students moved from their holding spots all over campus (and off campus) to Claflin University's new dormitory, the Commons.
There had been wild rumors for months as to what was really inside the Commons. Some said "kitchens in every suite," others "a Starbucks," or "a gym!"
When the day of realization came, did the Commons really live up to its legends?
Emynee Garett, a senior who moved into the Commons, explained that "the lack of storage space and the small rooms will definitely take getting used to," but she still had positive comments about the dorm overall, stating that she liked its "modern design, abundant counter and cabinet space and individual sinks."
Another Commons resident, Jessica Hunter, a junior mass communications major, said, "I really like the Claflin Commons. The decorations and colors are lovely and enticing. Also, I admire the 24-hour gym service. A bigger closet would be nice, but all in all, the dorm is beautiful!"
The new building stands tall, now filled with students, juniors and seniors, especially. Residents seem to be happy with having their own spaces so impeccably decorated.
"It looks like a mini hotel," said Gyasi Julien, a junior accounting major. He took the tour a couple weeks ago and saw it firsthand.
Many of the legends have been proven false: only the manager suites and what should have been residential assistant suites have kitchens, instead of all suites; there is NO Starbucks (sorry, coffee lovers); and there is a small fitness center instead of a grand gym. Nevertheless, students are overall content with the Commons.
It seems like it is not too common after all.