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Clock Tower keeps up with the times
Open since August, Clock Tower Hall has already been embraced by the upperclass students who live there and eagerly anticipated by first- and second-year students who want to. The suite-style dorm, situated adjacent to Pauley-Rorem Hall, holds 96 students in 24 suites, each housing four students arranged around a living room. “Clock,” as students call it, provides an alternative that blends an off-campus atmosphere with an active on-campus community. Students, for their part, can’t rave enough about the newest addition to the Hilltop.
“We have a nice, large lounge area in each suite, and the aesthetics are nice. The common area is the biggest on campus, and it isn’t a problem to reserve it. The laundry room is even really clean. This being an upper class dorm, I don’t worry about my stuff being stolen. My roommates and I even do our laundry together.”
Senior Nate Benzschawel, Appleton, Wis.
“The lounge is a nice place to just chill out or even get some work done since it has wireless access. Plus the giant TV is a pretty sweet deal. The RAs treat us all with the respect that we older students have earned. I think alumni would be pleased to know that Clock’s keeping up with the times. It’s definitely a dorm that allows you to take advantage of its little perks.
Senior Josh Youngblood, Hilliard, Ohio
“Most Cornell students are pretty busy. Luckily, living in a suite with my friends gives me the opportunity to see them more often. We all come back to the same place after a long day, and so it’s much easier to stay connected.
“Having a living room gives you a place to work or hang out with your friends. Unlike common areas, you feel comfortable having an intimate conversation with friends. A lot of people use the common room for events and for all-building socials. It’s nice for seniors to have their own space. It’s a transition to living on your own.”
Senior Julia Kamenetzky, Bettendorf, Iowa