Ruggles Hall

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|Built=?<br>(Converted [[1964]])
 
|Built=?<br>(Converted [[1964]])
 
|Renovated=[[2006]] -
 
|Renovated=[[2006]] -
|Population=189}}'''Ruggles''' is a residence hall that mostly houses sophomores and juniors in suites.  
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|Population=189}}'''Ruggles''' is a residence hall that mostly houses juniors and seniors in suites.  
  
 
Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of [[2006]]. Housing Services is considering renovating further suites this summer.
 
Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of [[2006]]. Housing Services is considering renovating further suites this summer.
  
Most 4-person suites go to juniors or occasionally seniors. Most 7-person suites go to crafty sophomores (who are willing to take two doubles to get three singles) and mixed-class groups.
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Most 4-person suites go to seniors. In the past, most 8-person suites had gone to sophomores and mixed-class groups, but a recent upswing in popularity following its 2006 renovations has resulted in the majority of the 8-person suites being snatched up by all-junior or junior and senior suites. A group point value of over twenty is needed to have a good shot at an 8-person suite.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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* A short walk to [[JJ's Place]], the [[John Jay Dining Hall]], [[Butler]], and [[Hamilton Hall]]. [[Strokos]] is practically next door
 
* A short walk to [[JJ's Place]], the [[John Jay Dining Hall]], [[Butler]], and [[Hamilton Hall]]. [[Strokos]] is practically next door
 
* Parties more feasible than you'd think
 
* Parties more feasible than you'd think
* Some huge (175+ sq ft) singles
 
 
* Weekly cleaning of common areas
 
* Weekly cleaning of common areas
 
* High floors have access to the roof. Actually going up there is prohibited, but rarely enforced unless a lot of people are there
 
* High floors have access to the roof. Actually going up there is prohibited, but rarely enforced unless a lot of people are there
* Good soundproofing between rooms
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* Decent soundproofing between rooms
  
 
== Disadvantages ==
 
== Disadvantages ==
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* Small bathroom in 8 person suites is very small (25 sq. ft)
 
* Small bathroom in 8 person suites is very small (25 sq. ft)
 
* Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational)
 
* Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational)
* Slow single elevator
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* Slow single elevator that sometimes gets stuck between floors
 
* You have to take your garbage to the basement yourself
 
* You have to take your garbage to the basement yourself
 
* No stair access to basement
 
* No stair access to basement

Revision as of 22:36, 24 February 2009

Ruggles
Ruggles.jpg
Built  ?
(Converted 1964)
Renovated 2006 -
Population 189
University Residence Halls
548 West 113th Street600 West 113th StreetBroadwayCarmanEast Campus47 ClaremontFurnaldHarmonyHartleyHoganJohn JayMcBainRiverRugglesSchapiroWallachWattWienWoodbridge
Ruggles is a residence hall that mostly houses juniors and seniors in suites.

Ruggles suites 708-714 and 808-814 were renovated during the summer of 2006. Housing Services is considering renovating further suites this summer.

Most 4-person suites go to seniors. In the past, most 8-person suites had gone to sophomores and mixed-class groups, but a recent upswing in popularity following its 2006 renovations has resulted in the majority of the 8-person suites being snatched up by all-junior or junior and senior suites. A group point value of over twenty is needed to have a good shot at an 8-person suite.

Contents

History

Ruggles was originally the Arizona Hotel. In 1964, the university purchased it and converted it into a graduate residence. It was later made into undergraduate housing.

Bad shit that's happened here:

Facilities

Floors 7 & 8: recently renovated and kitchens have dishwashers.

Suites

  • 16 4-person suites
  • 1 1st floor 5-person suite
  • 2 1st floor 6-person suites
  • 12 8-person suites with 2 singles and 3 doubles
  • 2 8-person suites with 4 singles and 2 doubles

Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

  • A short walk to JJ's Place, the John Jay Dining Hall, Butler, and Hamilton Hall. Strokos is practically next door
  • Parties more feasible than you'd think
  • Weekly cleaning of common areas
  • High floors have access to the roof. Actually going up there is prohibited, but rarely enforced unless a lot of people are there
  • Decent soundproofing between rooms

Disadvantages

  • Exposed pipes
  • Poor lighting
  • Rodent infestation
  • Poor temperature regulation
  • Small bathroom in 8 person suites is very small (25 sq. ft)
  • Insufficient laundry equipment (4 washers and 4 dryers when all are operational)
  • Slow single elevator that sometimes gets stuck between floors
  • You have to take your garbage to the basement yourself
  • No stair access to basement
  • Inadequate common area (no chairs; flat screen with no remote)
  • Many rooms exposed to nighttime noise on Frat Row
  • You have to swipe open the entrance door only to be swiped again by a guard

Photos

Note: These images are from renovated suites only.

Floor plans

Building addresss

508 W. 114th St.
New York, NY 10025

Map

Map

External Links

Columbia Housing - Ruggles

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