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Olivia Llanio

Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Class of 2021

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Olivia Llanio

Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Class of 2021

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All right, guys. So right now we are headed to Bush Science Center. Bush Science Center is kind of the home for every major that isn't humanity's. Um, So you've got your psych department, your environmental department, your science departments. Car's about to hit me, Um, your math, your comp side. All those classes, um, are in the bush science center. So you've got, like, labs and experiments and teachers do a lot of research stuff, So all of that is in there, and I will show you what it looks like a little bit. So this building has floors. Stairs. Though. Once you had a piece stairs and go through the door, you you're going to see a lot of labs on one side and classrooms and offices on the other so you can see teachers and students on one side kind of in the out coves. And then you can see this is the Department of Chemistry and they have the faculty up there on DH. Then in the glass rooms are a lot of lab based spaces and a lot of learning spaces. You could see people in lab coats on DH students walking down the hallway. Ah, lot of our professors are engaged in programs and research opportunities so you can see a lot of them, um, practicing and dealing with those on campus. Um, as you see this class, get let out you'LL see kind of the main hallway of Bush Science Center. This is the second of third of three floors you can see. There's a student lounge and the the whole building is made of glass, so it let a lot of sunlight in, and these these specific stairs there kind of on display on DH. You can see there's a coffee stand on the corner that gets quite a long line as you get dismissed from class. And then that is a really big hangout space for people to study and collaborate together. And you could see some of the fish tanks and some of the stuff that the Environmental Department has And here were in class. Um, this is an art based class you could see some of the hand crafts were making while we're learning about a specific architect. This is our fingers for audiences. And then also we have an education department. So we have some works on display Our education department uses eating with. The self sufficient kind of inspired by other ideas we've seen, however, unfortunately, distinctly, he's trying very All right. We are now walking towards Elizabeth Hall. Elizabeth Hall was formerly the biggest upperclassmen hall on campus and was full of double in triple rooms. But this year, they're converting it into a freshman hall for the incoming class. So a lot of these rooms are gonna be triples and double still. So let's go inside and see what it really looks like. So this is a typical Elizabeth Hole hallway. All these rooms are doubles. And then when you get through this store, there's a little alcove with bathrooms and these two rooms articles that's not going to be a poor around your room. How many people is this meant for great? Three. Hey, guys, With up. So you guys just saw a tour? Elizabeth Hall. The room you saw was a triple. Now, a lot of you guys who are gonna be living in Elizabeth Hall are gonna be living in doubles Infect were converted into triples. So it's gonna actually be way more helpful for you to look at the triple room door video that it would be for you to look at a double one. Um, the only doubles that will be open, I believe, are supposed to be in the lake side project that will supposedly be open in the fall. So if you get signed up in those residents hauls, you might get doubles or maybe even a single. That dorm hall has lots of different kinds of rooms in it, and it has a pool, its own gym in a cafe and a bunch of others and a bunch of other amenities. So it's gonna be a really awesome living home. So even though you're goingto participate in a lot of this construction, it's not going to be for you until you're a junior senior. So keep your eyes peeled for that. In the future, I likely won't be here, but that is the skinny on the lakeside project and the most of the construction that has to do with where you're living and what your dorms we're gonna look like again. You're mostly likely going to be in a triple or in a room with four people. If you're living in some apartment, it really just depends. But there's not gonna be many singles more. Even many doubles for students on campus this upcoming fall. All right. So, guys, here's the thing. I could show you my room. But the fact of the matter is, you're not going to get my room. Okay, so this is my room. When you come in, you can see my TV, my sound bar, my mess of a floor and my closet. Michaelis has a lightning, which is really unique. And the door in and of itself is really unique, too, because most closets in campus do not have doors. And some people don't even have walk in closets. They have. They just have wardrobes. So I have a nice little window. This is my coffee maker with all my food. This is my record player with all my clean dishes and my lovely lovely bed with some triscuits on it and my disgusting dusk. Because the dusk of a worker is messy, freshman dorms are small, and I mean small. Okay, they shove you and another random person from another random state into a tiny twelve by twelve box. Don't quote me on those dimensions and expect you to live with them for a whole nother year. And that can be terrifying. Help. Hey, guys, it's me again. So I figured I'd give you a better outro for that video. So Yes, it can be terrifying. I'm going to show you guys buildings that are going to be freshmen dorms next year. I have a triple and a double, and it's kind of hard because we are building a brand new resident tall that's supposed to be open for freshmen in the fall, and that project hasn't been started yet, so I can't show you any of those rooms. But I will show you the upperclassmen dorm that they're converting into a freshman hall, and I will give you a couple of tips as to what I did being an out of state student to get to know the campus a little bit better and the people that were going there a little bit better before I actually came to school. Since I didn't know anyone before I got Folks, I can see myself. All right, guys. So we are going to explain to you the Rollins dining plan. Okay, I guess I'm going to explain it by myself. So there are three different options for you to choose from. As an incoming freshmen, there are more options once you get to be an upperclassman and have the option to live off campus or on different parts of campus. But I'LL explain the three that you'LL get to choose from as a freshman. So the unlimited plan costs three thousand one hundred and ninety five dollars, and it's unlimited in the marketplace, which is the kind of like cafeteria but state buffet style dining center. It's the main dining hall on campus. It's pretty much the only, like full dining hall on campus, Um, and then it has six hundred and seventy five dining dollars and one hundred fifty Tarbox dining dollars. Air used it all the locations on campus that aren't the calf or the marketplace. We call it the Cafeteria or the C. C. Uh, any places that aren't that include all the coffee shops. Dave's Boathouse, which is the on trade place in the lower level of Mills or in the lower level of the campus center. And oh, and Tar Books are your off campus dining money. So we're partnered with a few organizations or a few companies off of campus that you can pay with your our card, as well as using it for prints, service money and, uh, like two male things back to your parents or two male things wherever they need to go. And you can also pay for books with this one hundred fifty dollars in Tar Bucks. The fifteen block meal plan costs two thousand nine hundred and seventy five dollars, and it comes with fifteen meal blocks per week, which is fifteen swipes into the campus center. Then it comes with nine hundred dining dollars and one hundred and fifty dollars in Starbucks. So I already went over what the dining dollars in the Tar Bucks were. So we're just gonna move on to the five block plan, which is you. Five swipes per week and it costs two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars, and that gives you one thousand seven hundred and fifty dining dollars and zero dollars in Tarbox. So those were the three different meal plans that you can choose from. I would personally advise the ten block plan because once you'Ll find out after eating there for a little while, the CC isn't the greatest, and their variety doesn't change that much. You're gonna want to be able to get coffees and eat like bagels and stuff and eat at the off campus at the on campus little shops that they have, like tarp ole, which is called, I think, What is it called? The Cornell Cafe, which is called tar, portly or fake? Put Les Run, the Bush Hall Coffee Center and the Bookmark Cafe, which is in the library. Those air, all ofthe dining dollars you could only by those with the money that you get on your dining So Mills Lan is kind of the center of campus. It is where uber drivers know to drop you off and pick you up. It is where all of our big festivals and major events happen on campus, like the Holly Festival, the Festival of Light Fox Fest, which is a concert put on by the local radio station. All of these big events happen on mills, and every single day they're usually students studying or laying out in the sunshine or playing sports on the lawn. It's kind of the biggest green space we have on campus, and it's right in the middle of everything. Fine Arts Museum is home to many exhibits from all around the world, including things like a Roman sarcophagus, Basquiat paintings and more of the exhibits circulate according to the season. They have false spring and summer exhibition change three times a year, and it's an awesome place to study art and see what Rollins has in their library. All right. So currently we are walking towards the campus center or the C C, as we call it, which is located behind the Mills construction project. So we have to walk up this ramp past all the beautiful construction. Then up another rain. Act. Can you tell me what dying when you have and give me an honest review of the Franklin. So I for some reason, ended up with the most expensive meal plan because I wasn't here in the fall semester and they put me on the most expensive one when I came back because leaving mask when I wanted, uh, honestly, as someone with food restrictions, I would advise getting more of the dining dollars meal swipes. The campus center does not have any options for those who are non official diet. Um, and I'm out of regular dining money now, so I can only see easy. So I am something. Thank you.