While most college students who have arrived back on campus this fall can look forward to communal bathrooms and bunk beds, Kaitlin Murphy anticipates nicer living arrangements at the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus.
Murphy is among nearly 20 students who will live this semester at the Nathan Hale Inn on campus. The rooms at Nathan Hale are available on a first-come, first-served basis for any student willing to pay double the normal housing cost. By offering rooms to students, the hotel helps UConn accommodate more students needing on-campus housing in dorms.
Unlike most off-campus housing facilities, the cost of a hotel room includes electricity, heat, water, Internet access, cable, and phone service. Students also have pool and gym access, cleaning available twice a week, and room service.
"I'm most excited about the maid service, 24-hour room service, and the gym and pool areas," said Murphy, a fifth-semester student.