Renovations Continue in East Halls
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The East Halls renovations continue as the Penn State Board of Trustees is beginning phase two of the $82.5 million renovation project. The goal of this project is to modernize the dorm rooms and to create a more comfortable living experience.
Many dorms are still unrenovated, but for some, that doesn’t change their experience.
“It’s a lot like living anywhere else in East Halls, but sometimes our equipment will break down,” said Dave Barone, a freshman who lives in Packer Hall.
The new dorms will feature automatic locks, a chilled water station and a lobby area where students can study or hang out.
Freshman Owen Tapt, who lives in Martin Hall, said that he really likes the common area.
“A lot of people just hang out there because it’s got nice couches and a kitchen,” Tapt said. “The biggest advantage would be having individual bathrooms with your own shower.”
The entire project is expected to be completely finished by 2022.
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Jacob is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is an aspiring sports play by play broadcaster or sports analyst. Jacob is a huge Washington Capitals fan and has a great passion for hockey. He played all throughout high school and still plays in the Student Hockey League. He is also a member of Penn State Sports Night. His favorite play by play broadcasters are Mike “Doc” Emrick of NBC Sports and Joe Beninati of NBC Sports Washington. Jacob is looking to expand his love for hockey and use it across all sports.