A Thousand Words: Inside renovated 315 Thayer and Andrews

Many former Keeney residents were shocked when they returned to campus to find that the building received a major facelift. But this summer’s changes hardly end there.

Today’s Herald featured a spread that breaks down all of this and next summer’s housing changes, which aim to create a more uniform progression of housing from freshman to senior year. Since we’ve already given you a photo tour of the new Keeney, we now bring you inside some of the other renovated dorms.

315 Thayer St. — once part of the auxiliary housing system — has been under renovation for the past year, and is now open as a regular dorm home to about 60 students. Rooms in the building were snatched up quickly in the spring 2012 housing lottery, even though people didn’t even know yet what it would be like on the inside.

Andrews was also renovated. Formerly, the east and west wings were made up of freshman doubles and the center contained upperclass singles, but the singles have now been combined into freshman doubles. The building also includes new upscale lounges.

The first floor of Wayland now houses students instead of ResLife, with that office now inhabiting Grad Center E. The floor did not see major renovations, though, as ResLife’s offices were in former dorm rooms, and so not much work was needed to make the switch back to residences.

Here’s our tour of these dorms:

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