Life On The Westside
n a Monday night, Haggerty Hall apartment 202 was a mixture of quick dinner preparations and news blaring from the big screen TV that sat in front of the window. The apartment’s first floor was divided by a long hallway, which led to a bathroom and laundry area in the back. While Joe Haggberg, ’12, scooted around his island counter, roommates continued to come in and out, passing with waves and full book bags. “Believe it or not, we have 7 roommates in here,” said Haggberg, while salting his dinner. “It’s different from the dorms because we don’t have to pay for our washer and there isn’t one big community bathroom, which is a good thing.” Neighbor Chris Schmidt, ’12, agreed that living in the University’s row housing differs from dorm life. “The sense of community here seems more natural, less mandated than I remember it being in the dorms,” said Schmidt. “They still have tons of events here, like a burrito feed, bible study sessions and I think there was even a movie last weekend.” “There was,” said Haggberg, chiming in from the TV room. “They projected The
Goonies on the field.” University Village is made up of Tyson Hall and Haggerty Hall. A single street divides the two apartment blocks and both contain elevated walkways with benches and large stone flowerpots. Being further away from the academic quad than other dorms on UP’s eastside was not a concern for Cross Country runner Rosie Smith, ’14. “It’s nice to feel like you’re living off campus, but still only be a five-minute walk from all my classes,” said Smith. Mathew Abley, ’13, likes living in the Honors House because of the distance. “We have privacy here but it’s close enough that I can still get food at The Commons,” said Abley. ROTC student Kourtney Kugler, ’12, understood why living in University Village might seem isolating. “I can see how it could feel detached because in the dorms everyone’s doors are always open and you can just walk by,” Kugler said. “But I know a lot of other ROTC students right around my apartment, so it feels familiar.”
Upperclassmen can apply to live in a theme house in Tyson or Haggerty. Additional theme houses include the Environmental House, Faith and Worship House, International House and the Peer Health Educator’s House. Smith enjoys sharing her apartment with students other than her fellow cross country runners. “It’s nice to get to know a community of people aside from the team,” said Smith. “Everyone spends a lot of time together hanging out in the common room.” Katie Morones, ’14, felt like living in the Row was a step up from her freshmen year in Mehling Hall. “There’s a lot more freedom here,” Morones said. “You have your own space and can cook your own food. This side is mostly ROTC, but there’s still a good mix of other people.” The Anchor, UP’s coffee shop, sits below Haggerty Hall. “I actually have to get down there now for a study session,” said Haggberg, chuckling as he headed out the door. By Evan Gabriel Photos by Gavin Garcia
Top: Corey Bell-Isle, ’13, and Aaron Yim, ’13, play an intense game of wii in the living room of their apartment in Tyson Hall.
Tyson & Haggerty
Opposite clockwise from left: The apartment-style housing of Haggerty and Tyson looks nothing like any of the other dorms on campus. | Haggerty hall is one of the two apartments that houses The Anchor. | An ROTC officer leaves for class from the apartment. | Lea Kinney, ’13, studiously works on her essay in her room in Haggerty Hall. | Cleo Carlson, ’13, Googles for information for her upcoming midterms in Haggerty Hall. | One of the apartment’s kitchen. | Tyson Hall is the other of the two apartments located next to Haggerty Hall.
Upperclassmen On the
Tyson & Haggerty
Upperclassmen have fun in Haggerty and Tyson halls.