Dorm Flashback at the University of Oregon

The New York Times recently posted the dorm rules for the University of Oregon in the 1960s and today and we thought it was too funny not to share! Check it out below (read the full article here)…

Handbook for Dormitory Women, 1960s

DORM HOURS Freshmen are to be tucked into bed by 11 p.m., and counselors will count noses at this time — upperclass noses, too. During quiet hours (all but four and a half hours a day during the week), residents should use phones, not windows, to call friends. Call limit: five minutes.

PERMISSIONS To go home, sign out with the housemother and pay her for a 2-cent postcard. She will send it to your parents to let them know you are on your way. Written permission from home is needed to go to the beach, ski lodge, hotel or boyfriend’s home.

SOCIAL STANDARDS To improve in poise and social ease, students should observe and practice good manners — for example, by standing when an older person enters the room or approaches to speak. Dining room manners should reflect the training thus far received and absorbed.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE Shorts may not be worn on campus except to and from P.E. classes, and then only when covered by a long coat.

Residence Hall Contract, 2012

WEAPONS Possession, use or threatened use of firearms is prohibited. Possession of knives with a culinary purpose or a blade no longer than three inches is allowed. Combat knives and ceremonial swords are not.

ALCOHOL Residents under age 21 are not allowed to consume or possess alcoholic beverages. Possession of a rapid-consumption device (“beer bong,” for example) is prohibited.

PERSONAL SAFETY Residents are not allowed on roofs, sides of buildings or outside ledges. No one is allowed to extend any part of his or her body outside the windowsills.

FIRE SAFETY Ceiling lights and lamps, including lava and disco lamps, cannot be covered with hats, towels or any other fabric.

GENDER EQUITY HALL Residents can choose to room with a student of any gender or gender-identity. Restrooms in this hall are gender-neutral.



July Student Spotlight: Katrina Brown

July Student Spotlight: Katrina Brown
Samford University Student
Intern at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

Homewood, Alabama-native Katrina Brown is a rising senior at Samford University, located in Birmingham, and living at EHS’s 1760 Third Avenue residence this summer while enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experience interning at the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

This is Katrina’s second summer living with Educational Housing Services (she lived at the Marymount Manhattan location last year); she touts the ease with which she’s been able to meet fellow interns as one of her favorite things about living with EHS.

Read on to find out more about Katrina and her unforgettable summer in NYC!..

What school do you go to? What year? Do you have an internship, and if so where is it?

Samford University. Rising senior. I am an intern with Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s Arts in Education department, and I love everything about it from the people I work with to the dance classes I am given the opportunity to take.

Why did you decide to come to NYC for the summer? Have you always wanted to come?

I was actually in NYC last summer as well and had an incredible experience. Alabama, as my “Sweet Home,” definitely holds a place in my heart, but there’s something about the fast-paced, busy atmosphere of this city that had me missing NYC all year!

How did you find out about EHS? What made you decide to book with EHS? What made you choose   1760?

I also luckily found EHS last summer when I lived in the Marymount Residence! I attribute a large part of my wonderful experience last summer to the people I met through EHS, so there was no way I was looking to live anywhere else! I chose 1760 this summer because I knew that I’d get a totally different experience living on the Upper East Side than I did living in midtown. And for the sweet gym, of course.

What do you like best about living with EHS and at 1760 so far?

The best thing to me about living in EHS is the chance to meet the really unique people living with me! Within the first week, I’d met a few inspiring and intelligent guys working with some of the top accounting firms and banks in the country, another three people working in the music industry who collectively have the most swagger of anyone I’ve met, people working in architecture who I learn something new from every time we explore the city, two of my closest friends working in marketing at Disney and IMG… and then of course my roommate working on the business side of Broadway, and my neighbor, who helps plan the coolest weddings in New York City. I just don’t know if I’d get the opportunity to be around such brilliant minds and warm hearts anywhere else, so I consider myself WAY lucky!

What things about coming to NYC were/are you excited about? What were/are you worried about?

I was definitely excited for all the opportunities to dance and do a little fitness and print modeling, and I haven’t been disappointed! I was slightly worried that my amazing experience last summer would be hard to beat, but I definitely haven’t been disappointed on that front either – the summer of 2012 has been beyond incredible for me.

What do you hope to get out of your time in NYC?

Professionally, I hope to be rejuvenated and inspired by all of the dancing I’ve been able to observe and participate in, and I hope to be able to bring that energy back to my own dance students in Alabama. Personally, I hope to make lasting friendships and maintain the connections of the awesome people I’ve been around up here. I definitely think I’m on the right track!

What are you favorite things to do in NYC so far?

As much as I love working, taking dance classes, Sunday scones trips, finding random free things to do all week, and going out in the Meatpacking District and Lower East Side, I think my favorite weekly tradition has to be what we call “Family Dinner.” Each Sunday night, all of my friends and I meet up on the ninth floor, dining and laughing together, and generally having an awesome end to the weekend. There’s something about watching the sunset over hilarious conversation in and about New York City.

Thanks to Katrina for taking a few minutes out of her busy and exciting schedule to catch up with EHS! Watch this space to meet our next Student Spotlight!

West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University (WVSU) is a historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially diverse, and multi-generational institution offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The suburban University is located in Institute, WV, eight miles from downtown Charleston.  Our visit to this quaint and beautiful campus was enjoyable.

West Virginia State University (then College) officially became a host institution for a Freedom Station on the National Underground Railroad program in September 2003. As a Freedom Station, WVSU’s mission is to educate the public about the global context of slavery and the historic struggle in West Virginia to abolish human enslavement, secure freedom and equal rights for people of all cultures, and promote dialogue in the ongoing struggle.

With Public Service programs like Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics, a 4-H Youth Development program and Family and Consumer Sciences programs, WVSU is serving the community as well as the student body.

Thanks for the inspiring visit, WVSU! We can’t wait to come and visit again soon.

West Virginia University… Go Mountaineers!

West Virginia University

In case you have never set foot in the beautiful mountain town of Morgantown, WV, home to West Virginia University, let EHS share our experience and some fun facts about the school with you.

Morgantown has been ranked as the “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd-Best Small Town” in the nation.

For moving between campuses, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is operated by WVU and is the only public Personal Rapid Transit system in the world! This unique, easy-to-use transportation solution offers five stations around town. PRT costs are included in undergraduate tuition and fees; students simply swipe their Mountaineer Card IDs at the PRT station for admittance.

WVU’s 4-H club was named best in the nation for 2011.

Twenty-five WVU students have received Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford; few public universities have produced more Rhodes Scholars than WVU.

The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute—the world’s first institute devoted to the study of human memory—is at WVU.

As you can tell, there is a lot happening on campus and we loved being able to stop by and learn about it. We hope to be back soon!