Sunday, February 17, 2008

This is college???

ASU is building a new dorm near campus called Vista del Sol.

Here are some of the features of it:
  • each room will have a full sized kitchen, full closets, and full-sized beds
  • heated 87,000 gallon pool w/ underwater speakers
  • outdoor area equipped w/ 200 chaise lounges, cabanas, and outdoor kitchen
  • ampitheater
  • basketball and volleyball courts
  • multiple lounge areas
  • community center w/:
    • 52 seat mini movie theater
    • billiards, ping pong, and foosball tables
    • arcade games
    • 8,000 square foot gym
    • yoga room
    • and of course ASU students must have...complimentary tanning beds (???? only at ASU...)
Will students living here be studying?!?

When I was studying at Purdue for my undergrad degree (back in the mid '90s), the dorms I lived in (Tarkington Hall) didn't even have AC.

Here's the layout of the room I lived in for three of my four years at Purdue:

Purdue Tarkington Hall room layout(from

Basic Room Dimensions Width: 11' 7" | Length: 16' 2"

A=closet; B=desk; C=twin bunkable beds; D=radiator; E=window; F=beam

Included "features":
  • Desk chairs (2)
  • Desk/dresser combos (2)
  • Beds (2)
  • Closets (2)
  • Desk lights (2)
  • Towel bars (2)
  • Book shelves (2)
  • Corkboard
  • Network connections (2)
  • Phone with voice mail
  • Curtains
  • Waste Basket
  • Mop Sink Room (one per floor)
We also had a common bathroom at the end of the floor (shared among ~40 guys).

More about Vista del Sol:
New ASU housing offers luxury amenities with dorm rules (The Arizona Republic) make sure you check out the slide show...
Movie theater, tanning beds to highlight new dorm (ASU Web Devil)


Joseph Sangl said...

And believe it or not, we actually learned something while at Purdue in such lowly housing.

Andy said...

Yep - definitely no complaints from me! (air conditioning would have been nice though...haha)

I learned a ton and had a fantastic experience.

Disclosure: Joe was my roommate @ Purdue for two years.