The blueprint for the new on-campus dormitory recently received unanimous approval from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. Well, it’s time for it to get a fantastical re-vamping from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4E. WIth a little imaaaaginaaaation, what would we put in our ideal dorm?
The best of D.C. food court – We Hoyas are busy people! And as much as we’d like to travel to Adams Morgan for Amsterdam Felafel every day, it’s just not feasible. Even the walk to Wisey’s is sometimes too much for those of us who are either too swamped or too lazy. So our perfect dorm would have a food court in the basement complete with Wisey’s, Amsterdam Felafel, Mai Thai, Los Cuates, Serendipity, a mini-Uncommon Grounds, and a revival of Tuscany. All open until 4am. In the corner, of course, there’s one of these.
A Georgetown sports lounge – The entirety of the top floor would be a Hoya Blue palace. Complete with blue and grey decor, a huge flat screen TV, surround sound, a spirit body paint station, snack shack, plenty of seating, and mini-thrones for our beloved bulldogs, this lounge would be the hot spot for the viewing of any Georgetown sporting event.
A Leo’s display – In the lobby, there would be a screen displaying the different options at Leo’s that day so you can decide if there’s anything that piques your appetite. That way you know if you should head to Leo’s or go the other way to Hoya Court or Epicurean.
NextGUTS – Right below the Leo’s display, there will be a ticker letting you know when the next GUTS busses are coming so you know if you need to sprint or can take a leisurely walk to catch your plane home or go grocery shopping.
Metro – Step out of your room, walk to the elevator, press “B2” (for Basement 2), the doors open and BOOM. YOU’RE IN A METRO STATION. Does it make sense? No, but let us dream.
Built in speakers – Somewhere on your desk there will be somewhere to plug in your iPod, iPhone, or mp3 player and you can play music through the speakers built into your wall. Now all you have to do is agree on a playlist with your roommate!
Soundproof walls – Since you have built in speakers, you’ll probably want to dance around your room with a hairbrush singing TaySwift or some Beyoncé. And you probably don’t want to bother your neighbors or let them know how much you love your own tone-deaf version of the song “22”, so the walls are soundproofed for your convenience. This also makes your room a much easier place to study, leaving Lau a little less crowded during finals.
Pool tables and ping pong tables in the common room – In our perfect dorm, the common rooms are large enough to accommodate some billiards and ping pong so that there’s something more to do on the weekends or another option for study breaks.
Puppy visiting hours – Puppies in the lobby every Monday. That is all.
Number lock pads – “I lost my key!” said nobody living in our perfect dorm. If we had our way, the rooms would have number lock pads that accept a 6-number code to enter the room as opposed to a key. That way you don’t have to worry about getting locked out!
GrubHub delivery chutes – How do these work? We don’t know, we’re just the creativity behind the ideas. This idea would mean that everyone has a small dumbwaiter-looking box in their room. When you order food for delivery or from GrubHub, the delivery person puts your food in the corresponding dumbwaiter in the lobby, types in your room number, and then you would send the money down or pay by card before your order. That way you can get food for delivery without ever having to leave your room. Laziness at its finest! Is this feasible? No. Is it still amazing? Yes.
The Hoya – The Hoya delivered magically to your door every Tuesday and Friday. What more could you ask for?
What would you like to see in your new dorm? Toss us some suggestions in the comments!