Starin Hall, which is adjacent to Hyland Hall and across the street from the six pack, will open its doors to student residents starting in just over a month. They will be suite style dorms that include a kitchen area, a small living room, and a bathroom that will be shared by a group of four students.
A junior at UW-Whitewater, Mary Scanlin, voiced her opinion about the suite style dorms, “I would prefer the suite style dorms because there is more privacy and you share a bathroom with less people. Also the kitchenette would be more convenient.”
The hall will have 436 students living there in addition to the several Residence Assistants and Hall Directors. 1,134 students applied for residence in Starin Hall with an overwhelming number of them being put on a waiting list because of the sheer amount of applicants to room’s available ratio.
Starin Hall is in such high demand because of its location on campus, the newness of the building, and the suite style dorms that it offers. It is centrally located on campus, is brand new, and it is the only dormitory on campus to offer suite style dorms to its occupants.
Starin Hall is another addition to the UW-Whitewater campus which includes the new business building, (Hyland Hall), of just a year old and the University Center which has been in use for two and a half years.
The campus has also seen its sports facilities grow with the adding of Fiskum Field where Men’s and Women’s soccer teams play. The complex includes the Rex Foster Track that goes around the soccer field and is used by both the Men’s and Women’s track and field teams. This sports complex has been in use for two years now.
The football team saw their stadium, (Perkins Stadium), receive an upgrade of its own with the introduction of turf which has been the envy of many football schools in the area. The turf has been part of the football teams resume for two years as well.
Following in the path of the football team, the baseball team saw their diamond, (Prucha Field), upgrade to an all turf infield for their previous season. The softball team was able to get a stadium of their own, (van Steenderen Field), and saw it put to the test their past season.
These improvements to the campus seem to have a positive impact on the life of a student at UW-Whitewater and Starin Hall seems to be no exception.
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