Housing & Dining at Marshall University

Housing & Dining at Marshall University

November 5, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


Welcome to Marshall University’s First Year
Residence Halls. Hi, I’m Sarah Lyon, a senior Criminal Justice major and a Resident Advisor
in the halls. Let’s go on a tour. The halls house about 800 students between
the two of them. Whenever you come into the building you have to use your Marshall ID
to swipe in. The first thing you’ll want to do when you
walk in the building is stop by the front desk, which is manned by student staff 24
hours a day. You’ll want to show them your key and make sure that they see it before
you walk upstairs. This is the lobby of the First Year Residence
Halls. North and South are both identical, so they’ll both look like this. We have a
TV area for you to hang out with your friends and watch movies, lots of tables for you to
study on, we have a fridge and microwave for your convenience, and then we have ping pong
and pool tables. These are my friends, Yusif and Kevin. Hey Kevin! Hey Yusif! (Hi Sarah!
What’s up Sarah?) Kevin could you show them the laundry room
and the pop machines? Yeah, sure. We have energy drink machines for your convenience,
pop machines with a variety of pop, a snack machine whenever you need it, and over here
we have the laundry room. Within the laundry room, you have 10 washers,
each load takes about 30 minutes and it’s $1.50 a load. Then you also have 10 dryers
and they’re about $1.50 a load each and those take about an hour. Now we’ll cut upstairs
to my friend Yusif and he’ll show you one of the rooms you’ll be staying in here at
Marshall. Hello, I’m Yusif and in these residence halls
we have theater rooms, classrooms and study lounges for students to study in. In the hallways
there are emergency phones for residents to use to call the front desk in case of an emergency.
Let’s check out what the rooms actually look like in these halls. Each of these rooms has a private sink area,
as well as a bathroom for the two residents living in this room to share. They each have
their own closet space, and when we look back here, we can see that there are two dressers
and two desks for the residents to share, as well as each of them have their own bed.
Here is the AC and heating unit that they can use to change it to whatever temperature
that they would like. My favorite things about these residence halls are the many common
areas that we have so that you can have time and a place to spend and hang out with your
friends. This concludes our tour of the First Year Residence Halls and we’ll be waiting
to see you. We are at Towers Marketplaces, one of the
two buffet-style dining halls available on Marshall’s campus. They are both close to
the residence halls and are available for all students. Students can choose from many
different types of food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan and vegetarian options are
also available, and each dining hall offers a variety of desserts. Students can use their
meal plans or their own money to eat at these dining halls. Hello and welcome to Twin Towers, my name
is Steffon Williams. We’re at Twin Towers East and West is right there. In between we
have our Marketplace which is where we eat and just chill out. Inside each building we
have game rooms, a lab and a student lounge where we all come and chill and hang out.
Let me show you what’s inside. Alright first we’ve got to swipe our card
to get in. You know, security measures. So we don’t have strangers walking in here. And
here we go! So, right now we’re in Towers East in the
lobby. The first thing you’ll see on your left is you’ll have a pool room and ping pong
where you’ll see all your friends playing late at night when they can’t sleep. And here
we have our desk where you get all your mail, drop off letters, or if you have any concerns,
you can get food — there’s usually candy on the front desk for when you go to class
so you can have some sugar. Other than that, it’s one of the best places to meet up with
your friends. Alright, my friend Britanie will take you
up to a room. Hi, I’m Britanie. In Towers East and West,
all the rooms are the same. They come with two beds and two desks for you and your roommate.
They also come with two closets with doors, which is unique compared to all the other
halls on campus. These closets also come with two cabinet spaces up above them. The rooms
come with an air conditioner and, depending on the side that you’re on, an excellent view
of downtown Huntington or Marshall’s campus. I hope to see you soon. Go Herd! Welcome to Marshall Commons. I’m Kyle Wilson,
a junior Forensic Chemistry major, and today we’ll be taking you on a tour of Willis Hall.
First, we have to swipe our card to get in. When you enter Willis Hall, you’re greeted
by our Desk Coordinator, Diana. Here you can sign out a loan key if you lock yourself out
of your room. You can also sign in your guests for the building. You can sign out a computer
lab key from our computer lab which has access to free printing. You can also get recreational
equipment for the ping pong table, pool table, air hockey table or the foosball table. Next,
I’ll show you into our first floor lounge. As you enter the lounge, we have our laundry
room on the left. We have five washers, six dryers and if you use your student ID you
get a student discount. We have vending machines, a microwave, a sink and an air hockey tables.
On the upper floors, we have other recreational equipment. We have sofas for students to lounge
on, and a TV that all students have access for. My friend Erin will take you on a tour of
an upper floor and the other facilities available. Welcome to the third floor study lounge! My
name’s Erin Hensley, I’m a senior Communication Disorders major at Marshall University. This
is one of the study lounges that we have in Willis. There’s one located on every single
floor and a lot of students like to take advantage of this in order to study and have some quiet
time. In Willis Hall and all of Commons, there are
different rooms that you can choose to have. You can choose to live with four people or
eight people, and you can also choose to have a single or a double room. Let me show you
one of the rooms that we have in Willis. This is one of the suites in Willis Hall.
This particular room has eight people living in it, with four separate rooms and they all
have roommates. In addition, there are two bathrooms, one on either side. The bathrooms
come equipped with two sinks, a storage area and two separate doors on either side with
the rest area and also the shower. This helps with privacy. Let me show you one of the bedrooms in the
suite. This is a typical room in Commons. The rooms come fully furnished with two beds,
two desks, two chairs and two dressers. There’s also closet space on the far side of the room
as well as hookups for internet and cable television. My favorite thing about living on campus is
the proximity to the classrooms, as well as the support system on the floor and being
able to meet and interact with lots of different people. We look forward to seeing you on campus and
Go Herd!