Housing Review: Sulz Tower

This is our last housing review for the year! Check out all our housing reviews from 2013 to learn more about other Barnard residential halls, and good luck!!

Rooms
Singles: 84
Doubles: 14
Find out which rooms are still available

General Description
As one of the most coveted living spaces on campus, Sulz Tower combines the privacy of Hewitt with the overall feeling of a shared suite. 124 students live on the 9-16th floors of the tower, and each floor is split up into two suites (A suite and B suite) for eight people with corridor style single and double rooms.

Prices (updated for the 2013-2014 academic year)
Single: $9,800 for the academic year/ $4,900 for one semester
Double: $8,450 for the academic year/$4,225 for one semester
Minimal Meal Plan: $300 per semester

Bathroom
There is a shared floor bathroom between the two suites that is cleaned daily by facilities. The bathrooms are relatively new, so there’s no need to worry about the plumbing. There’s also enough toilets and showers that you normally don’t have to wait for stalls.

Kitchens
There are two kitchenettes per suite with a sink, electric stove/oven, and a refrigerator. The kitchens also have a couch, table, and TV, exactly like the kitchenettes in the freshmen floors.

Pros
• AC baby!
• The singles and doubles are much larger than any other single you’ll find in the quad
• Living in the quad is super convenient, especially on those cold winter (or “spring”) mornings
• Sulzberger in general is the newest building in the quad, so all the facilities (including elevators, heating, and lighting) are top of the line (or as much so as you could hope for)
• The views from the upper floors are incredible
• You have access to the Sulz lobby’s flat-screen TV
• The computer lab, Furman counseling, and health services are just an elevator ride away
• The walls are relatively thick, which is convenient for pre-games or the occasional nighttime visitor.

Cons
• Let’s be real: Unless you’re a senior with an excellent lottery number or an underclassmen with outstanding luck (it happens once every blue moon), Sulz Tower will be filled before you even begin to set up your room selection group.
• The kitchens are not cleaned by facilities, so make sure to set up a cleaning plan with your suitemates or the kitchen will smell like burned ramen for the rest of the year.
• Sulz Tower doesn’t have its own set of laundry services, so you have to go down to the 8th floor or search around the other freshmen floors of the quad to clean those delicates.
• You don’t have control of when your heater switches to air conditioning and vice versa.
• Make sure you’re living in a suite with people you know, or else the whole situation can feel a bit isolating.

Recommendations
• The higher the floor, the better the view, so set your sights on the 16th floor
• Although the set-up in Sulz is a little different from a suite in the 600s or Plimpton, make sure to set up a cleaning plan and designated quiet hours with your suitemates within the first week.

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