You’ve probably already heard it before, but USD’s housing for the 2019-2020 academic year is projected to overflow once again.
There have been complaints about this, as people are waiting for housing to accept their exemptions to sign leases somewhere off campus.
We understand that this can be a frustrating process, and, for the university and its students, we’ve been doing some research about some housing alternatives that could be helpful so you don’t have to wait for the housing exemption to sign a lease!
The Beacom and MUC balconies
If you are an outdoorsy person, the Beacom and MUC balconies could be the perfect living space for you! The balconies are a wonderful place to pitch a few tents with your friends and enjoy the feeling of the great outdoors. Not only do you get to enjoy some nice cool air–unlike the dorms, where the air conditioning never works–but you can also participate in fun outdoor activities, such as stargazing.
I.D. Weeks Library
The I.D. Weeks Library is an amazing option for housing if you’re dedicated to your studies. With its large, open space, the library allows you to have as many roommates as you’d like. The library’s multi-floor design will help delegate where students are housed: from least studious on the first floor, to most studious on the third floor. The library has multiple study rooms for those who prefer to be in a single room. Not only that, but there are also vending machines on the first floor, so you won’t ever have to leave the building to get food and drinks.
The campus benches are perfect for anyone who considers themselves a minimalist. The benches don’t allow much space for furniture and decor, and therefore are ideal for those who don’t like a cluttered space. There are many benches near the MUC and the library where food can be found. The campus benches are also extremely convenient, as you can move them wherever you’d like them to be.
If you don’t mind the battle between you and asbestos, Julian Hall is perfect for you. These rooms allow you to have a roommate. Julian Hall will also provide you with masks to wear to see to it that you will not contract any illnesses from the asbestos in the walls. This hall is placed conveniently next to Akeley-Lawrence, and is also connected to Brookman Hall, where there are vending machines. The furthest you will have to go for food is right across the hallway.