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There are 2 comments on Students Trade Hotels for Campus Housing

  1. My daughter was a freshman housed at the Hyatt and I must admit that the stress that accompanies the first college experience was compounded for all of us by having her across the river from BU. By the time we learned where she would be housed it was too late to accept another university. We were extremely disappointed with BU for putting us in that situation. The university is obligated to use all means necessary to keep freshmen on campus in the future. Anything else is simply unacceptable.

  2. I lived in the Holiday Inn in Brookline the first semester of my freshman year. I was really disappointed by the experience- the social life in the hotel was almost non-existent: we were expected to be very quiet as the hotel was fully functional and guests did not want to be disturbed by college freshmen. All the RAs that I was aware of were graduating that semester, which was why they were chosen to RA in fall-semester only housing. As a consequence of this, they seemed to me to not be interested in their jobs or their residents. Overall I really hated the HI. Things got better for me when I moved onto campus, but I know a lot of the kids from the hotel transferred out of BU all together. It’s a ridiculous housing concept.

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