Located right off Hope and Waterman Street, Minden offers close proximity to almost everything, while being just far enough away from the chaos of Thayer Street.
“Formerly a hotel, Minden Hall is a coveted pick for housing. What Minden lacks in renovations, it makes up for with incredibly spacious singles, triples, and double-bathroom quads.”
Closest dining hall: The Ratty/The Ivy Room
Distance from Ratty: four minutes
Number of rooms: Roughly 100
Room number: 412 (Quad)
Other rooms vary
Estimated average size of triples/doubles: 300 square feet
Singles: 180 square feet (for the singles in suites, 150 square feet for standalone singles)
Furniture included (varies between rooms):
Standard dorm room furniture
Storage: cupboards, no closets, drawers under bed, mini bookshelf.
Recently renovated so there is complete elevator access
Great views from the top floors
Relatively far from most dining halls
The building is really old so leaks and plumbing problems are common
Very poor heat control
This is one of the few dorms that is not exclusively for sophomores so getting singles is harder
How likely are you to get it? You must be on the first page, especially for the upper floors.
Conclusion: This one is highly sought after, especially the quads and singles.
Keep your fingers crossed! (Unless you’re not on the first page—then don’t bother.)