Our quad came together in an interesting way. It started out with my roommate Holland and I realizing we had both got accepted into the Castle Program and deciding to room with each other. Then, my friend Lindsay got taken off the waitlist a few weeks later so we became a triple. And then, my friend Annie had her housing situation changed, so we gladly took her in to become one of the two quads on campus. We didn’t really know what to expect, since most people live in triples or doubles. In the first meeting, we anxiously sat together, waiting to see where we would be placed. Eventually we were called with the Voorbucht group (it’s the structure on the side of the Main Castle, where the servants quarters once were) and hustled along, bags in tow. Everyone else was given tiny silver keys and shown their stunning rooms while we pouted like disgruntled princesses in the entry way.
Then, the custodian approached us. With a small smirk on his face, he handed us each a long hooked key that looked like it came from the stone age.
“A skeleton key for each of you ladies,” he said, before opening the door to our new home for three months.
And. It. Is. Huge.
The room is cylindrical, since it’s part of the tower facing the moat and the ceiling is at least ten feet tall. While everyone else is squeezed into their triple, our floor has plenty of room for activities while our beds are pushed against the walls. We get two windows instead of one, which both open up to fantastic views of the grounds.
Oh well, I guess the best I can do is a few pictures…