Dorm Destination Series: Living in Stevenson

By Leah Spagnoli

Stevenson Hall is located on the western most part of campus, closest to the convocation center. Stevenson is like Grant Hall in the sense that there is a north and south side, but both sides are connected by the Main Street Food Court. Stevenson’s Main Street Food Court includes several dining options such as, Italian Boulevard, Crossroads Display/ Stir Fry, Cake Walk, Avenue Deli and the Daily Stop.

The food court features different made-to-order options everyday, said Kate Schaab, interim assistant director for Marketing & Public Relations for Housing & Dining.

Monday through Thursday and Sunday, Stevenson offers the Expressway Café, the late night option at Stevenson.

“I like living here because my floormates are awesome and the food is good,” said freshman nursing major Alex Kirchner.

In-hall amenities for Stevenson Hall include wireless network in all floor lounges, the writing center, smart classrooms, a computer lab and laundry.

A unique thing about this residence hall is the fact that it offers four different types of room settings to live in, single, double, suite with bath and suite without bath.

“I like how it has air conditioning and I live in a suite so I like having a lot more space and my own bathroom,” said Megan Sheley, freshman elementary education major.

There is only one LLC in Stevenson Hall and that is the Transfer House in the B wing. The Transfer house is a community created specifically for new transfer students. Transferring to a new school can be difficult both socially and educationally.

Students living in the house are surrounded by other transfer students living in the community as well as a community advisor that understands the specific needs of a transfer student.

These students are involved in educational, social, and career planning events directed towards their needs as a transfer. They also receive academic advising, and resources for meeting degree requirements and graduate school advice. Transfer students are also encouraged to take UNIV 201 designed specifically for their needs.

Students must have transferred to NIU to live in this house.