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To lead alongside our residents is something we encourage in Thompson. Being with upperclassmen, the Community Advisors are more of a facilitators and encourage the residents to take ownership of their community. We try to encourage a Thompson community as a whole, as opposed focus on individual floor community.
Built in 1990, Thompson is part of what is known as 'The Bluff,' which also includes the Li and Welch apartment buildings. Thompson is an upper-division hall designed for undergrad students who are Sophomores thru Seniors. It is staffed by Resident Director Heather Bixby and her staff of 6 RAs.
Thompson has suite-style rooms; instead of large, common bathrooms, each two-bedroom suite has its own bathroom, and each room has its own in-room sink/vanity; this provides both additional privacy and the additional responsibility of keeping the bath clean. There is a single laundry room on the first floor, and one kitchen. Thompson is co-ed, with male and female students living on separate floors of the building, while sharing the 1st floor lounge, kitchen, and laundry facilities.
Thompson Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.
Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.
I have felt a new freedom to be who I am and feel accepted. It’s helped me transition into being an upperclassman very smoothly.
It is a great transition between dorm life and apartments. I really enjoy the upper classmen atmosphere: a great dynamic between genuine, caring relationships, and personal space when you need it. Best of both worlds - apartment living and dorm life. Perfect Resident Hall for upper classmen.
Bluff Barbeque - The Apartment and Residence Halls on the “Bluff” come together for an annual barbeque!
Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Community photos courtesy THE CHIMES/Facebook.