If you're not doing "friends together," your floor will probably not be very social. It's not like freshman dorms where everyone has their doors open. Also, word of advice- don't have a party if you live on an international floor.
The Towers have a great living area and the bedrooms are a nice size too. The bathroom is on the small side and the shower is tight but overall it is fine. The kitchen is not really a kitchen but a small sink and an old oven. I love having the ability to cook meals for myself and not having to rely on the Dining Hall (although it is still an option) but it would be a lot easier if there was more space. As far as the social scene, if you don't know people on your floor already you really need to make an effort to get to know people. Because you have everything you really need in your apartment there's no reason for people to be going back and forth in the hallways and everyone leaves their doors closed. However, once you know people the apartments are a big enough size that you can entertain friends and have small parties.
Everything's going good.
It is fun living in the towers. The kitchens are a very small but it is still easy to cook in them if you choose to do so.
Top floor is very quiet during the week. Other floors very noisy on weekends and impossible to sleep.
It was a good living environment but we were placed there as freshman so we only knew the two floors of kids that were there in our major. It was a bit harder to meet other freshman students in other buildings. Other than that, it was awesome to live in the nicest on campus housing my first two years.
I like living there.
The Christiana Towers are great and real spacious!
The towers were built in the seventies...so expect them to look like they were. However the space, independence, kitchen, and bathroom make up for the old age. I like to call the towers 'training apartments'. They let you experience what living in an apartment is like without having to worry about utility bills, cable bills, etc. Also, the RA's aren't too strict either so some pretty awesome pre-gaming parties go on all the time.
I've lived in this building for a whole semester now... the common room and bedroom are decently sized. The kitchen and bathroom are really tiny, but they're functional. Kitchen includes stove, oven, sink, and full sized fridge. Cell phone service is really crappy the the first few floors, and I can't get an internet signal on the second floor. There is a lot of parking available, including some meter-parking spots. However it's pretty expensive (unless you're just doing it for winter session), and if you want to just bring your car down for only a few days you have to park by the fieldhouse at the complete opposite end of the world. My biggest complaint is that the Towers are far away from everything.. express busses come about every 15 min to take you to Smith, but be prepared to wait for a bus 20-25 min before class in crappy weather, they fill up fast. Other complaints... There's not much of a building/floor community compared to freshmen dorms, but it is what you make it. Stairwells and elevators are creepy. My favorite part of living in the towers is the underground passageway that connects the West and East tower. It allows for easy access between the 2 towers so you don't have to sign in your East-tower friends on the weekends, or go down however-many flights of stairs to let your friends in. Overall, despite all my complaints, living in the towers has been a good experience. Definitely reccomend it to sophomores and juniors looking for suite-style living with a kitchen in an environment that's quiet when you need it to be. Definitely try to live on the 3rd floor or above.. the first floor (basement) is creepy, and there's a draft and crappy cell phone service on the second floor. Phone service is better on higher floors.
I enjoyed not having a ton of dorm rules and having the opportunity to live on my own...kind of...for the first time.
This apartment-style dorm is awesome! I am so glad I chose to live on campus my sophomore year!
i did not like living in the towers. too far off of campus, no light in the common room. very noisy during all nights. the kitchenette is extremely small. barely can do anything
Building needs to be updated.