Category Archives: Housing

Staff and students combating ‘suitcase campus’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Here at West Liberty University, there is occasional complications on finding activities that will make students want to stay over the weekend instead of commuting back home, ultimately leaving the hilltop a ghost town for the most part. However, staff members are implementing new ideas to improve on campus involvement.

Boyd Hall reopens after three years of vacancy 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After years of sitting vacant, the once prime location dormitory of Boyd Hall is again up and running. Boyd Hall was a very popular dorm in the past. With its convenient location, next to the cafeteria and Main Hall, Boyd Hall is located near every hotspot area on West Liberty University’s campus.

Boyd Hall renovations nearing completion

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Nearly three years ago, West Liberty University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life decided to close a popular student dormitory, Boyd Hall. This summer, however, the Maintenance Department has been vigorously working to renovate the vacant dorm, as it will be reopening in the fall. Those renovations will soon be finished.

Taking a look at WLU buildings and history

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is home to a variety of unique and historic buildings. From tall, white pillars, to beautiful brick structures, the hilltop houses some historically-rich buildings, ranging from campus facilities and residence halls. Currently, WLU offers five dormitories on the campus grounds: Hughes Hall, Bonar Hall, Curtis Hall, Beta Hall and Krise Hall; two former dorms, Boyd and Rogers Halls, are expected to re-open next school year.

Students eat, sleep and live in these buildings, but most, if not any, do not know where they got their names. In this article, I will state the brief history and where WLU’s various dormitories and campus facilities got their names.

Dorm buildings participate in recycling competition

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Since the spring semester of 2015, West Liberty University has gone to great lengths to encourage recycling. Blue bins can be found in every building scattered throughout hallways and classrooms. This semester, WLU is taking this a step further by introducing a new program that involves placing recycling bins in each student dorm room as well.

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. However, that was the focus of a recent Student Government Association meeting, along with many other items of improvement as President Stephen Greiner presented the Master Facilities Improvement Plan to the student body for comment.

New housing options arise for students

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University provides housing options for its students on and off campus. Dorms, duplexes, and apartments have been fixtures for years, but cabins have now become an option as well.

These cabins, which are located behind the Gary E. West Event Center, offer two or three bedrooms and are fully furnished.

Maintenance workers beautify campus over summer

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Summer break gives the housing and maintenance department time to make various improvements and plans to campus, and this summer has been no exception. Many improvements have already been made, but some projects are still in the planning phase that all West Liberty University students will appreciate.

Early move-in presents pros and cons

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

As a resident assistant (RA) at West Liberty University, I officially moved into my room this past Monday. I unpacked all my belongings, said my goodbyes, and began dorm life for the new fall semester. Though I’m not the only one on campus, or even on my floor, I am one of the few people living here. I’ve found that here are pros and cons to moving in long before the majority of campus.

WLU maintenance department improves Curtis Hall

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

With the absence of students on campus during the summer, the West Liberty University maintenance department now has time to complete projects not possible during the academic year. This month, maintenance workers are improving Curtis Hall.