I am absolutely, positively, officially, and finally a SPELMAN WOMAN!!!!!
Now that I have leaped over that hurdle, my next big task is finding a dorm. I know there are MANY threads on the dorms, but there are none on the dorm bathrooms. I consider myself a neat-freak, so I would like to know which dorms have private bathrooms as opposed to community showers. I know that in the new dorm residence, up to 4 girls have their own rooms and share two bathrooms. I love that idea, but I do not like the idea of a community (locker room-like) shower. What other dorms on the Spelman campus have bathrooms in their actual dorms instead of a community shower?
Also, which are the best dorms for sophomores? And how hard is it to get your own room?
Please and thanks to all of my sistas in advance
Yeah see my mom knows about those amazing scholarships at howard and hampton and to her the experience would be about the same so she thinksI should just go to one of those schools. I agree though Spelman is definitely an amazing experience that i don't feel can be matched by any other school. I've looked at and joined fastweb but I feel like so many people apply to those what is the point. lol. Have you had any luck? I'm getting one scholarship from being an AKA debutante that will be pretty big and one scholarship from my church that will help. In my moms eyes if I got a scholarship from Howard or Hampton I could save the AKA and church scholarship for law school so it still doesn't really help.lol. I need a miracle or a great scholarship from Spelman.
Nope. I've had no such luck with fastweb, but I can't say I didn't try! lol Like you, my money comes from other sources. Most of my scholarships and grants come from my school and church, but that's only about 9 or 10 grand, which won't transfer out of state and won't NEARLY cover Spelman's costs. *sigh* I'll keep doing the fastweb thing though and hope/pray for a miracle! I hope in the end you decide that Spelman is for you and we'll be reading about each other on the "Acceptance Letters" forum. <--that reminds me...you don't see too many people on this site going to Spelman. You mostly see Howard/Hampton prospects ( is it HowardHamptonconnect.com now?), but I digress . Good luck!
I hope I'm going to go to Spelman. Fall of '10. I just heard they aren't so generous in the financial aid department. My parents aren't to keen on paying 30,000 a year either when I could go to a state school for alot cheaper. So if I don't get any money I'll probably go to Howard or Hampton. But Spelman is my first choice by ALOT. haha. I love that school and will do just about anything even if it means taking out alot of loans. How are you planning to pay?
LAWD! I heard Spelman is stingy as HELL wit the money, and my family isn't feelin the expenses either, but don't give up girl! Even though we could DEFINITELY go to cheaper schools, Spelman is more than a school. It's an experience! I know I'm probably going to have to take out a loan too, but dammit I'll do it with a smile cuz that is my dream school. Have you checked out fastweb? You could try your luck at winning scholarships. I think I've worn my fingers down to nubs with as many essays as I've written lol
Well not everyone is that paranoid. Most people look for stuff that is easy to steal not things that are going to take time. You could say the same thing about a safe except the opposite. They could just take it and work on the combination in their own spare time. Nothing is 100% security, so it is up to you what type of security you want. Plus she's a girl so I figured if she had any designer purses she probably would want to lock those up as well.
DJ Knightmare wrote:
ur not going to taeke the trunk... u gone break the Lock... then u gone get what u want... it aint for your roommate its for any one who comes in and ou t of your room
This is true. People steal when it's convenient and with all of the extra precautions my trunk will be loaded with, I doubt anyone will even bother. Plus, they have a cable that connects the trunk to the bed (like people do with bikes) so I'm going to get one of those too. So if I have a C&N trunk (which when I watched the video is superior to most other brands in terms of design and security), WITH a tsa lock, AND a trunk-to-bed anchor, AND a safe inside, I just don't see how much more secure I can get besides having an all-out alarm system! Plus Spelman is a pretty small campus. How is someone going to transport a big ass orange trunk from the dorm to the front gate unnoticed?
Unless I got gov't info or diamonds or somethin in that trunk, I doubt anyone will be fiendin for my stuff THAT hard lol
For any other future students who might be having the same problem, for the best safe/trunk, go to the website in the previous post! ^_^
Well my friend is attending Howard in the fall and he is putting the trunk on the floor of his closet, or right below his bed. He's not sure yet. But he is thinking right below the bed because it is tall enough to be used as a second nightstand. You can buy them with locks. We checked a couple of places for his. We found one at pottery barn. Before we did that we checked online. This website had good ones College Trunks. Protect your dorm valuables with a college trunk.
They even have steel trunks designed with college in mind so people can't break in. His has a second lock that he can connect to the inside of the trunk and then to his bed so that people can't walk away with it.
He needed it for game consoles, but his older sister went to spelman and she used a trunk as well. She needed it for designer purses so they wouldn't get stolen and she had no problem with fitting it in a tiny dorm. But she put a safe in the trunk for jewlery just for extra protection.
YES! That is EXACTLY what I needed! Thank you SO much especially for the link! Now I can buy a smaller safe to fit inside of it. I've seen trunks like those before, but never with a lock on it. They look cute too, like a regular clothes trunk!
Thanks everybody Yall made the upcoming semester a helluva lot easier!
screw what it look like.... i done seen Trunks get broke into like DATTT>. if u got tha loot to buy a safe.. Then By All means Buy a safe... less offensive... i dont care how offenseive it is... i dont put nottin past nobody... NOBODY
well you know some people just don't want to offend a roommate before they even know them. I personally wouldn't care.lol. When I leave out next year I'm buying a trunk and then putting a safe in the trunk. But my friend just thought a trunk was more appropriate. It's bigger and it's harder for someone to take than a safe. I mean I know if I had a roommate constantly eyeballing me and locking stuff up...it would make me mad because it's like they think you're a klepto. But it isn't that big of a deal. It's better than finding out the hard way that they really are a klepto. I found out that a friend who spent the summer with me was a kepto after all my money was gone needless to say we stopped talking.
I agree with what both of yall are saying. I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm STILL getting a safe. I had planned on getting a safe and going to a carpenter (if they are still called that these days) and having some wood or something built around it. I've seen some that end up looking like little nightstands. It looks more discreet. But that safe-in-a-trunk idea sounds better if you're trying to put purses, game consoles, and shoes in. Is there even enough room to put that in your dorm? I know the dorms at Spelman look a lil too cramped for me to put all that up in there...And did your friend get her trunk customized to put a lock on it or do they come like that. Where would you buy a trunk with a lock already on it? I've never seen that.
Damn. They doin it like that at spelman. Well shittt, I guess so cuz they in inner-city atlanta.
Not everyone is that way. She just had some issues. No matter where you go there is always one who slips under the radar.
lol yeah cuz u know that college be screenin people like a mug!
I hope and PRAY I don't get a roomate like that
So basically what yall are saying is that it's normal for people to have safes in their dorms just don't be paranoid with it. Gotcha. ^_~ Thanks
Originally Posted by spel_diva2010I think a safe is good just in case. As long as you don't look crazy when doing it. My friend's freshman year roommate always rushed and put things away when she and I walked into the room. That was offensive.
But stealing is the least of your worries. My freshman year roommate was nasty and my sophomore year roommate was very friendly with the guys, got arrested for shoplifting, and did drugs. At least living on campus you can report this to the RA, living off campus my landlord was not exactly understanding.
Damn. They doin it like that at spelman. Well shittt, I guess so cuz they in inner-city atlanta.
I don't know if this is just me, but when yall got ready for college did you ever worry about having a roomate that might steal or have a bunch of friends coming in and out of the dorm who might do the same?
I know there are some of yall out there who know yall got some nice ish (jewelry, kicks, laptops, clothes, etc.) and I wanted to know how yall handled it. Did u buy a safe or what?
I ask because I'm about to move into my dorm next semester and I KNOW I got some nice stuff, especially jewelry, and thought about buying a safe to protect it, but I don't want to buy this safe and then have my rommate/other people thinking like "WTH, she think her sh*t too good to leave out!?" I don't want my new roomate to think I automatically think she's going to steal.....any advice? Please and thanks in advance