by Jerica Jones
|Rooker residents enjoy spending time in Fireside Lounge|
Rooker Hall is also home to UGA varsity athletes. Swimmers, baseball players, wrestlers, football players, equestrians, tennis players, track and cross country, basketball players, golf and Gym Dawgs all call East Campus Village home, including Rooker Hall. Imagine being able to see your favorite Dawg on television and also live right across from them!
Residents who have the pleasure of calling Rooker home can boast about having unlimited access to Fireside Lounge. While Fireside does have a flat screen television, residents who want the true movie theater experience can use the projector to watch their favorite TV shows. Many have hosted various events such as Walking Dead finales and Sunday night football parties. It is the perfect place to host social gatherings due to the close proximity of the community kitchen. When residents aren’t cheering on their beloved Dawgs, Fireside can also be a serene and quiet place to study. Thanks to the panoramic windows, stone fireplace, and comfortable seating arrangements residents are always taking advantage of this tranquil studying location. Our residents didn’t earn the title of upperclassmen by not being studious. Fireside often doubles as a music studio for the future Mozarts of UGA. Residents frequently use the piano in Fireside to practice for their music classes or to learn how to play “All of Me” by John Legend.
The East Campus Village Board, resident assistants and auxiliaries host a variety of programs weekly that promote diversity, education, personal development, and community building. Programs they have previously hosted include salsa dance lessons, spoken word, horror movie nights, and ‘90s game nights. Each program helps build a sense of community for our residents. An upcoming program that you won’t want to miss is ECV RezFest Carnival that will take place in ECV Quad. Follow us on Twitter @ECV_HALLS or on Facebook @EastCampusVillage to learn the date and time.
Jerica Jones is a Residence Hall Director in East Campus Village.