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Lived here junior year in 2021/2022 and loved it. Wish it had a dining hall but the spartys is nice. The only downside is we found cockroaches in the hallway twice and there was a leak, but no other issues.
It’s not close to your classes but it’ll be close to many dining halls as compared to other neighborhoods so lots of options for picky eaters. The water fountain on the West side was broken for almost the whole year which sucked, but the spartys is really nice and there’s a bus stop right outside. I...
I lived here during my sophomore year, and I thought it was awesome to have suite-style bathrooms. I was living on the first floor, which was also pretty good as well. The water from the bathroom sometimes turns gray, so make sure to get drinking water from the hallway. The Spartys being in the buil...
I lived on the first floor of east. Never had a roach problem but ik people who had mice. Walls are really thin so don't be an asshole and be loud. Bathrooms are fine just make sure you have clean roommates/suitemates cuz that ruined it for me tbh. Depends on the room but you might get lucky with a...
I actually loved living in McDonel. I lived on the 5th floor in East and my room was pretty spacious. Tall ceilings and good closet size (I basically brought my whole wardrobe and still fit everything) The bathroom wasn’t bad, it was relatively clean but it also depends on making good relations with...
My bathroom came with black grout from old age and some oh so pretty yellow tile. Not insufferable but not a great bathroom experience. The brachiopod fossils in the shower limestone is nice I guess. The room itself was exactly what you’d expect. Location was “eh”. Close to IM east and Akers dining ...
I lived on the first floor of east mcdonel and thank god. The elevators randomly broke throughout the year. Spartys being in the residential hall make it easier so I didn’t have to always leave my hall to get food Also perfect for folks in the business college
Mcdonel hall is too east to be viable if you aren’t a stem major. You’re close to stores such as Conrad’s, big ten, and 711. Other than that you’re extremely fat from the football or basketball stadiums. You get your own bathrooms at the cost of a shorter sized room. The study lounges need updating ...
In my 2 semesters living in McDonel, I killed over 20 roaches. Bring raid, and if you don’t like em, stay away.
west mcdonel > east mcdonel because it's mostly sophomores so it's quieter. the room is a basic college room. the worst part is probably the bathroom, it's small and i always showered as fast as i could because i didn't like being in there. elevators break often in east mcdonel but never in west