Here are two woeful accounts...
For some of you this may not matter, but for those of us that still unfortunately live in the dorms it is. I went on the UWW website and tried to do a few calculations to figure out how much it is per semester, for a Wisconsin resident, it is to live in the dorms.The number I got was roughly $3600.00 Now when i did this I said I was an undergrad and that I had between 12-18 credits, which is true. But the reason I am “pissed” is because of the internet and cable issues.
Between saturday morning till now we have not had cable and terrible internet connection. For the amount of money we pay per semester, how is this not fix within 24-48 hours of this happening. I do realize some of this money goes towards cleaning expenses, keeping the building kept up, etc. But, when people are constantly calling, and them telling us that there is an “unbalance in amplifiers” that just sounds ridiculous. Personally, I don't need a reason, but when we call and ask why its not working on the third day, please don't say that you have been trying to fix it, because clearly you haven't.
Still looking for a place to live this semester?? Being homeless in Whitewater really sucks!! I returned to UWW after living abroad this summer. I went to DLK thinking no worries they will have a place for me. After all, I did rent from them last semester and even got %100 of my deposit back! Imagine my dissmay when they said sorry we have no rental properties available. I found the same response at Tincher and JJWalton. Im like WTF is going on, NOBODY has a 1bdrm a studio not even a freakin couch!!!
I waited 2 weeks to see if anyone had left the school and not moved into their apt.. This time I spoke to the Management staff in each office and received the same response almost verbatim, "The University overenrolled this semester and they remodeled a dormitory at the same time. As a result we rented or leased over %95 of our available rentals to the University."
Why was there no forewarning via email, Fbook, twitter, cell phone, home phone, skywriting, carrier pigeon of the Universities plan to remodel a dorm. Who counts the number of incoming transfer students and Freshmen? How could the University not see what a cluster F this would cause for students that return from all parts of WI and afar to UWW in the fall. Sure Sure "first come first serve". I tried to leave my deposit last semester before I left and was told "NO we cant do that!" Now Im just plain assed-out! Available housing is no less than 25 miles from the University and that adds another $250 a monthin in gas and maintenance on my 1999 jelopy that I was hoping to nurse until graduation. Now my shit stye apartment jumps from $500 to $750 to account for travel and Im still havent eaten anything or watched one episode of Sports Center!
Oh well eyes on the prize of Higher Education right? Anyone have a couch rug basement floor I can crash on?