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so the worst campus center has four floors to it. Uh, the third floor is the ground floor where the cafe is at the second floor has thie corner store as well as the mail services, and the first floor has the lunchroom, the main dining hall. So right now I'm headed off to the cafe. The meal plan. Here it Lawrence has two components to it. The first component is culinary cash, also known as cold cash. You can use that at all dining facilities here, which includes the main dining hall, the cafe as well as the corner store. There's also like actual meal slights, which is the other component and meal swipes you could only use at the dining hall here at the Ward Center. So there's three types of meal plans that you have. The first one is like all cold cash. The second one is mostly swipes and a little bit of cold cash. The second one is like half and half or both, and you, Khun, change a meal plan every term of the year, which makes that actually a lot easier to take care of then, like having to choose in the very beginning right now. Dying home. Nona's Andrew Commons since Lawrence a very small school way. Only have one dining hall here. Um, but we also do have the cafe as well. All right, So this is orange Ba Hall. This is the oldest resident hall that is on campus. And this is where I lived with my roommate. This's the Harley. Each storm has a set of our lives, which our resident life way. Also our chief, which is our present culture. Well, this is our loan. So each door has allows, which is three days for everybody to just hang out forward. Wait. Oh, my work fresh. Pretty. Everybody's kind of ***. Every door has its own little thing. That kind of makes it special. So he has hard with floors and walk in closet. Other dorms such as Solar and Pullman six. So a lot of people, like having way also have gender neutral housing. Sage Hall is the biggest gender neutral door there is on campus, and we also have other dorms that are gender by floor. So Kommen Hall is our biggest gender door. Here's while plants is also a storm that is very typical for freshman year. It is over next to the conservatory. So a lot of concern before students like to live there because of the close vicinity. I was there my freshman year and I absolutely loved it there. The community in that dorm was so great. And the community enormously is really great as well. Hey, guys, it's May, And today I'LL be showing you around my door. I live in Trevor Hall, which is right by the campus center, where the dining hall and the cafe are located. So this is my room. Um, I live in a doubles. Most freshman. When they come to campus, they are paired with another student. Um, that's also a freshman based off of a server that they fell out. That talks about what interests, um you have and what likes or dislikes you have regarding wanting a roommate. So Lawrence double rooms are equipped with two of everything. There's two desks, two sets of drawers, two shelves, two beds and two wardrobes so that students don't really have to worry much about sharing things. You would need to bring your own extra stuff, such as furniture or lamps or a mini fridge if those are things that you want. So Trevor Hall is one of eight different main dorm halls. There's also Coleman, Hyatt, Sage, Ormsby, Broca, Kohler and Plants Hall. There is also housing for fraternities here on campus, not any housing for sororities, but they're also student apartments that you could get. There is also what I like to call thematic housing. I'm not entirely sure what they really are called, but they're also these dorms specifically meant to sport themes each year. This year we have the gaming house and the Danse Haus. Next year the Danse Haus is going to become the art house, and that's actually going to be the place that I'm. I will be staying so besides doubles rooms, there are singles rooms as well, and they cost more than doubles or any other types of rooms. There also singles rooms and quadruple rooms, but four ofthe rooms of three or four. You do need to find other students who'LL room with you, and then you will apply for those rooms specifically. So in terms of housing selection, I suggest that you get your payments and on time because that makes you more likely to get your first choice of housing. For example, students were in the Conservatory of Music generally tend to go for plants hall, which is right next to the conservatory. It's the closest one oven that, uh, Lawrence has a lottery system where they randomly choose students who want to be in specific dorms. So Trevor Hall has four floors. Each floor is designated to a specific gender, such as for one, and three are for the boys and flood two and four are for the girls. However, there are exceptions made to people who are transgender on all of that sort is one of the foods alcohol. Trevor actually has one of the nicer bathroom's, then most the other dorms. Because it's newer and renovated plants, Hall would be the other dorms that has bathrooms like these. So Lords has four main study room lounge areas. There's three in the basement, one by the entrance. This's what one of the game rooms are. Lounge rooms looks like it has a TV in the bag, lots of couches and chairs and a big table for studying. There's also a ping pong table here that people can play. There's also who's balling back. It's really nice. A lot of the equipment you have, tio just reserve by the front desk, and you give them your student. I d. Then you can borrow whatever you want, and once you're done, you return it back to the front desk and they'LL give you back your student. I D. So This is the laundry room and Trevor Hall. There are five washers and five dryers. I say. One thing that kind of bugs me about doing laundry here is that you kind of do have to pay for the to use the drives in the washers. It's a dollar twenty five to use the washer in a dollar, twenty five to the dryers. So this is the kitchen, uh, Trevor Hall. It's in the basement, just like the laundry room is. There is a fridge and a freezer that all students can use. There is also a stove and oven, but you can use to bake or cook whatever you want. They have a sink here. Then you can use for multiple things. There's also off the table so you can stay, and you can also prepare all your stuff. Uh, there's also a microwave and a toaster, but there's also a microwave and a toaster on each floor of Trevor, which I think is a really good thing to use and to have. So there is also a computer lab here in the basement of Trevor. There's three computers here they are free to use. Um, you just have to log in with your student. I d on DH. You can use them as long as you want. There is a printer up on the fort. First floor of Trevor on printing is free, which is really great. You do have to pay to use the copy machine, though. But that is in the library. Well, because enjoy the tour of my dorm here. And I hope you check out the other videos that I posted about Lawrence University. Thank you so much. So for the standard meal plan here way have three different places where you can get food, we have the company, and the cafe is kind of four quick fights to eat. So grabbing a burger, fries, chicken tenders, maybe even a salad, or like a quick sandwich. So that uses something called culinary cash, and you'LL have a certain amount of Cohen in cash in your way. Also can use calling in cash and something called the Corner Stores of the Corner store is kind of this gas station type. Very other you could get like ingredients. You get food in bulk, mostly food in, like bags or boxes. Things like that on. You can also get some of the produce that they have in the cafe as well. So, like salads and sandwiches. Thing that used swipes, which is the second part of the deal, is the Andrew consciousness. So the Commons is a the style of food area. Where you go in, you get a swipe, and it's all you could eat, and you can stay in there for as long as you want. With a lot of hours that the Commons Open so you could go down there, grab a plant food, fill it up, and then you can always go back for seconds or thirds. And there's not really a limit to what you can eat in the Commons with. We also have clamshells for the comments. If you need to get just quick by deed, so you get a green plastic tub and you can fill it with whatever you would like from the Commons, and then you leave and take it wherever. So if you need to study, you can go get food from the Commons, take your clam shell and then bring it up to a study room. Also, the food can be a bit repetitive At times, I would say so. Sometimes the Commons. You could get the same thing, Uh, typically within like a month. But overall, there are a lot of choices for vegetarian speak, and you also have an extreme allergy to anything, and alternate mill clan is available for you. You can also think about different real plans that are offered in the law office as well. So this is downtown Appleton. This is right next to the college. So the colleges right over here and there's a lot to do here in downtown Appleton. We have many, many different Russia. One of them is right here. It's called Taste of Time Way also have high music, which is great for conservatory students who need different supplies for their instruments. We also have a lot of coffee shops like moves. A lot of students come here to just work. Wei have a Y M. C. A. Where more students actually get a free membership to here. You just have to fill out a form at the wellness center, and then you could use a Y as much as you want. So we have a farmer's market every Saturday morning from eight a. M to twelve PM during the fall in the spring, it's outside here in town, and then in the winter it goes inside to the mall center, and we have a bunch of different vendors. I come out. There's a lot of food, jewelry, little things you can buy, and it's really, really fun. We also have the P A. C, which is pouring art center here where we have many different shows. We actually have Hamilton coming next year, so those are a couple of things that we have here in downtown Appleton and there's lots to do. So I am currently on the stage of the Lord's University Chapel, and this is our biggest performance space here at the Conservatory. Take a look and I will be talking about what it is like to be a student here at the Conservatory. So the Lawrence Conservatory has five different music majors, so they have music performance, which is in any instrument or vocal range that there is. We have music education, instrumental general and coral. And then we also have composition theory and a jazz major which is just added very, very recently. The conservatory also has a lot of opportunities for non majors as well, for those who aren't actually enrolled in the conservatory but in the college and want to be involved. So they are welcome to audition for any ensemble here, and many non majors are part of ensembles. We have the symphonic band, which is made up of mostly not majors, and we also have Viking Corral, which is made up of non major life in the conservatory, is pretty busy, so time management is a huge thing that we learn here as students because we're part of ensembles and various Cambridge groups. Classes on DH. Other extracurriculars outside and conservatory. We are often extremely busy students, but there are many, many opportunities that don't go on taken here. Often, the busiest students here are the dual degree students, so the dual degree students are students who are trying to get a degree in both the conservatory and in the liberal arts college as well. So those students are often in and out of the conservatory and in and out of the college every single day. You might also have the idea that, like conservatory is extremely competitive and cut throat, and that is not what it is like here at Lawrence. Each studio is extremely supportive of every single member, and we all are here just to make music. And that's kind of our gold. The community here at the Conservatory is also amazing, even with the small school that Lawrence is. It's an even smaller community here at the conservatory. So it's about five hundred students and I can probably list every single one of their names. Not it's not my head, but I can pretty much recognized anybody who's in the conservatory, and it's a really, really great group of people and you see them every day and we're just kind of one big family. So we do call the conservatory, hear the con. That's what the students say when we're referencing this area. So one part that I'll show you is the Khan couches. So this is kind of the social aspect of the conservatory, and this is where a lot of people will chill out before practicing. They will maybe hang out there before rehearsals be doing homework. This's where music theory tutoring happens as well, and it's pretty empty right now. But that's because we're on break right now, so there are not a ton of people on campus, so a typical practice room will look like this so it has a chair. Sometimes there's a bench, there's a stand, and there's always a mirror and as well, So the practice rooms here are first come, first served, so you go in, and if the doors opened, then it's free and you can just go in and practice however long you want. You do not have to sign anything out way. Do have piano priority practice rooms, which I will show you now. So this is what a piano practice priority practice from looks like we have grands and every single one, and there's also a mirror, and you can also put chairs and stands in there as well. If you would like to do that way, also have huge rehearsal spaces other than the chapel. So this is one of the large rehearsal rooms that is used for choirs, orchestra and went ensembles. You can also use this to practise, and if there's nothing going on, there is usually a sign out sheet. The way that classrooms and large rehearsal rooms work is that they will have an actual schedule on the front of the door. And you, Khun, sign out the room through the conservatory, office or online, so those do require a Sino chief. But if there's nothing happening and there you are, free to go in and just practice, do homework and do whatever you would like in that rehearsal room. So that is a quick crash course of our Lawrence University Conservatory. I love it here on DH. It is really an incredible experience. I've learned so much in just the past two years here, so if you are a music student and you are looking for a hidden gem in the Midwest, I So now I'm going to show you a typical classroom at Lawrence University. Right now, I am in Stites Hall, which is our science hall here, and it was named after Thomas States, who was a Lawrence alum and won the Nobel Prize in two thousand nine for his chemistry work with the Ribosomes. That's a little bit of warrants history for you, and here we are in a lecture hall. So this is what it looks like and it is about forty students, and that is actually our biggest classroom size. Here it Lawrence, because we have such a small student body. Thie classroom sizes ranges from one which is individual independent study to about forty to use an election hall. Because we have such small classroom sizes that makes being one on one with the professor very, very easy. Here at Lawrence, we get toe have really great, strong relationships with the professors here, and because we don't have to compete for class spots with graduate students, we are able to get into class is pretty easily when we register as well. The most credit that you could take in a term before overloading is twenty two and most classes are six credits, so those meet Monday Wednesday Friday for about an hour and ten minutes, and those that are three credits meet about two hours a week. So most students take about three to four different classes per term, and those can range from the six credit to three credit classes, depending on your major and depending on the requirements that you need to have. And those students who take more than twenty two credits who are overloading are usually dual degree students, so those foods are trying to get two degrees in five years, so they will usually overload most term. So that is a basic crash course in the typical Hey, guys. So I'm sitting right in front of Main Hall here. Ah, and Main Hall is the very first building that Lawrence University built, which held all the classes before they start expanding. Main Hall right now is actually at the center of the entire campus, and it sits right in the middle of the quad. And here's what the quad looks like. It's a very, very beautiful, um, just clearing here that students love to just sit in. They usually will play Frisbee, or they'll just study on the grass. And it's it's a really wonderful, beautiful sight to behold. Especially when I first came here. I thought it was absolutely gorgeous when I saw it. Another place I'm gonna show you on campus is the mud library, which is behind me. Right here. Uh, so let's head inside. So library here in Lawrence is called the mud library. Um, the mud libraries named after Cecily Mud, the physiologist Here in the mud library, you can check out things like books, movies, CDs and even sheet music. Um, people also come here to study, um, tease computers and also for tutoring. No non headed over to centre. Um Ward Campus center is the place where the dining hall is the cafe, as well as the mail services on Kate's Corner store. There is also an information desk there as well. There are many different places on campus that I could show you guys, but I thought I'd choose some of those favorite areas that students like to be, Um, and I really hope you guys enjoy this Wait. Hi. My name is Mei Garvey. I am from St Paul, Minnesota, and I am currently a freshman student at Lawrence University, which is an Appleton, Wisconsin. So right now, I'm currently studying music, performance and music composition at the Music Conservatory here at Lawrence University. But I also do plan to major in French as well. Within the college, so learned university is only an undergraduate school. There's about two thousand students here and about five hundred per grade, Um, which makes it really small, actually for university. But that's one of the reasons why I came here, because I'm not to fondle of really, really big universities because the community, it's just would be just too fast. And here it's a very, very close knit community, and almost everybody knows everyone here. If it's so, so welcoming. Especially when I first came here. That's how I felt. I thought it was really fun and really amazing. Um, the Kansas itself is actually gorgeous. It's such a beautiful campus, Um is very small, too. So every building is within walking distance. There is no need for driving you, Khun bike. You can take a scooter. People generally tend Teo skate around as well. It's it's really it's amazing, but it's also really easy to get to classes. Um, we do have a Greek life here. There are frats and sororities, but everybody, everyone here is so welcoming. There's there's always opportunities that everybody can join and clubs that people Khun can join and sports that people can play as well. So one important aspect, I think, is really important about Lawrence University is that we have a college of liberal arts as well as the Conservatory of Music here. So there are two possible degrees that you get when you come here. One of them is the bachelor of arts and the other one is the bachelor of music. There is also the opportunity for a double degree, which I will be pursuing in both the college at the conservatory. I would just like to say one last thing in this video that if you are someone who is interested in a level arts education or an education in music such as performance or composition or theory, that I believe this tour is definitely for you, and I hope