Reported by: Ilyssa Weiner
Scales Hall residents will be forced to move out at the end of the semester due to the hall’s renovation. Scales is the last residence hall in the Lakeside Community to be renovated after Waterbury reopened last fall.
Resident Assistant Gabby Green lived in Waterbury before it was renovated. She was initially worried about where she was going to live when Waterbury closed. However, she enjoyed the experience she had with it.
“That’s why I came here, to help people move out of this building and do it all again,” said Green.
The renovations to Scales will include new lounges, a new front desk and an elevator. Scales Hall Director Myles Clendenin is excited for the changes, but also believes the community aspect is what will stand out the most.
“It’s not just about how the building looks in the renovation. It’s about building that community, at the end of the day the students who make the make the community,” said Clendenin
Scales is currently home to about 150 students, consisting of international students only staying for the semester, new students and students who’ve lived in Scales for more than a year.
Senior Anthony Salvador has lived in Scales since his freshman year and will greatly miss the atmosphere of the old hall.
“I will definitely miss the old Scales to the point where I’m going to leave on the last day at ten A.M. when they kick me out,” said Salvador.
Those who are currently living in Scales since the beginning of the semester will priority in picking what dorm they want to stay in during the spring semester.
Scales Hall will reopen Fall 2017.