Kelly Hook reflects on her experiences living on campus (Carroll Hall) as an NC State student. Interview on May 2, 2012. (1:44)


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I lived in Carroll Hall when I was a freshman and then I moved to Watauga when I was a sophomore. 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:06.244
I moved off campus my junior and senior year. 00:00:06.244 - 00:00:08.795
Carroll Hall was an experience that I wouldn't trade for the world. 00:00:08.795 - 00:00:12.912
I would never go back and live there now but when I was living there I learned how to live with ten other girls, 00:00:12.912 - 00:00:18.931
for one, or nine other girls. I guess I was the tenth. 00:00:18.931 - 00:00:21.832
You leave your room 00:00:21.832 - 00:00:26.665
and you can go walk to the cafeteria, it's about a block away, 00:00:26.665 - 00:00:30.560
and that experience alone is something you'll never have again in your life, really. 00:00:30.560 - 00:00:35.676
I mean I guess you can live next to a bakery or something later, 00:00:35.676 - 00:00:38.782
but being able to get up in the morning and go get your breakfast, you pull out your books from your book bag and you're studying for class. 00:00:38.782 - 00:00:43.970
You see other people that live in your suite or your dorm or the next residence hall, they're there too, 00:00:43.970 - 00:00:50.532
and you just have this big community that you don't even realize that you're a part of, 00:00:50.532 - 00:00:55.087
and you can't have that off campus. It would be impossible. 00:00:55.087 - 00:00:59.215
Basically you walk to and from your class to your dorm and in that commute you experience so many things, 00:00:59.215 - 00:01:06.923
so many giveaways for example, tons of free food on the Brickyard and across campus, 00:01:06.923 - 00:01:13.068
tons of educational opportunities and chances to talk with people that you've met because you lived on campus. 00:01:13.068 - 00:01:20.940
So, yeah, it was a pretty cool experience. Watauga is near the design school so my second year it was pretty different, being near the design school, little more quiet. 00:01:20.940 - 00:01:28.212
I was a little more focused on trying to make the grades so that worked out for me, but Carroll Hall and the "Tri-Towers" is where it's at. 00:01:28.212 - 00:01:36.102

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