16 February 2012

6th Floor Harvey Hall at Western Michigan University-Those Places Thursday

On the way to Goldsworth Valley 2, the four halls that are part of it,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Intersection of E. Pond Dr. and Goldsworth Dr.

 The hill going up to Goldsworth Valley 2 dorms at
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Harvey Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

I moved into Harvey Hall in the Fall of 1975.  My dad and I drove the 220 miles and he helped me unload the car.  I remember being excited, nervous, and a little anxious at what awaited me.  I knew my roommate, we were high school friends, so I didn't have to worry about that.

My room assignment was on the sixth floor.  It was great except for the numerous fire drills we had in the middle of the night, the first week we were there.  They caught the person who was pulling the fire alarm and kicked him out of college.  My roommate and I used the stairs as exercise for awhile.  I even lost weight my freshman year.
I lived on the sixth floor of Harvey Hall for my Freshman and Sophomore years at Western.  When you entered the room there was a closet on the right and the bathroom on the left.  The bathroom was shared by two rooms.  They called it a suite.  Two females were assigned to each room.  The floor I was on was all girls.   The dorm itself was co-ed by floors.  The dorm room itself was one room with a desk unit, for two, attached to the wall.  Two twin beds and a dresser made up the furniture.  I thought it was great.  I was happy to be on my own.  I enjoyed college life. 

Harvey Hall holds a lot of memories for me.  A few I won't be sharing!

1 comment:

  1. Stayed out Harvey Hall (all male dorm back then) from Fall of 1970 to Spring of 71'. Next year roomed at Fox Hall, 3rd year lived off campus on Newell Pl near Westnidge Ave. 4th year transferred to Univ of Wyoming. Grew up in Michigan but now live in Colorado. Fun to look back but a little depressing getting old. Remember all those beer parties and all the coeds I "spent time" with. Good Luck, Kim