Sunday, March 29, 2009

Real Estate: Dod

If you’ve read Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason’s novel about Princeton, "The Rule of Four," you might recall that the four boys lived in Dod Hall. Dod is the massive, grey and green stone dorm that faces Elm Drive and Little Hall on one side and McCormick on the other. Besides its location, Dod is loaded with pretty much all the facilities you could want in a dorm.

“The location is very central,” said Dave Garnier ’10, a current Dod resident.

On the ground floor, you can find study space, a kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and sink), a soda machine and snack machine, two TVs, a printer, a laundry room, and a large lounge area complete with couches, coffee tables, and chairs. An elevator runs up and down the center shaft of the building, making laziness and transporting luggage incredibly easy. So what’s the catch about Dod? The hallways are long, straight, wide, and have water fountains but the rooms off of them aren’t very big. The average square footage for a single room is 120-125 sq. ft. For those who are looking for something closer to an apartment style set up, however, Dod has a few two-story suites on the top floors.

Nathan Bickford ’09, who lives in Dod this year, noted “It’s a good location…but the singles are small.”

-Elinor Flynn '10