The Top Ten Reasons to Live in Wright Hall
1. It’s Wright Hall.
2. You get to live in an apartment that has a kitchen, a living room, tons of storage and your own bathroom.
3. Not only are we environmentally friendly, you can track it on a screen in the lobby.
4. Free cable.
5. Not only do you get to meet the best custodian in the world, Trent, he also cleans your bathroom!
6. It is the newest building on campus.
7. No more cold tile — you get all the comforts of wall-to-wall carpeting.
8. The most physical exercise you have to do to get to your room is pushing two elevator buttons. (In case you still want the climb, don't worry — there are two flights).
9. No more sweating on the 3rd floor — not only is there air conditioning, but you are in control of it.
10. As if you really need 10 reasons; it's Wright Hall!
A Little History...
We're known as Alma’s “green” residence facility. We opened in January 2005 and are a 60-bed apartment-style hall.
Some of our environmentally friendly features include geothermal heating and cooling, recycled-content ceiling tiles and carpeting, energy-efficient windows, rooftop solar heating panels, energy-efficient showers and washing machines and a computerized energy monitoring system.
We have double and single rooms with private baths, living rooms and kitchens. Designed to be more like apartments than dorm rooms, Wright Hall's suites and apartments still give us a "family" feel.
The building also has rooms set aside for student collaboration and game rooms. A Commons Area provides a venue for social activities.
The hall was designed from major student input to be a model of environmental sustainability. Elements of the design came partly from teams of students competing for the 2003 Kapp Honors Day Prize that focused on sustainability in the new residence hall.
Wright Hall was named for and built on the site of one of the College’s first residence halls, old Wright Hall. Alumni’s fond memories of the first Wright Hall provided the financial push for the name and construction.