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Evangeline Hall has been good and bad. It's the Basic Science all freshmen dorm and many of the residents are Biology or Chemistry majors. There is one dilapidated kitchen on the first floor. The hall baths need to be remodeled. Tile and caulk are coming loose. The walls in the rooms are really old and you can easily hear your loud neighbors. I've had many friends whose ceilings have caved in and have gigantic holes in their room. Evangeline Hall is in the Horseshoe and is right across Highland Road from the Union. Parking is awful. Many times I've had to park more than a mile from the dorm. There aren't many people in the lobby that often and it's a good place to study. There is no social scene at the hall; parties get busted all the time. Right behind the Res hall is the bus stop for the Drunk bus to Tigerland so going out is convenient. The RA's are strict and lax, depending on who you have. The work staff is really helpful and nice, get to know them. About the RA's, you may become friends with them but don't get too comfy. They're being paid to report things as they see them, even though you may know them well and even though they have no knowledge of what really happened. The dorm itself provided an interesting college experience. Would I pay to stay here again? (Even with the large spike LSU is adding to help ease their budget?) No. Every college student has to stay in a dorm for at least one year so they realize how great they really had it back home and so they'll strive harder to make good grades and talk their parents into an apartment.

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Sledd Hall is one of the oldest dorms on campus and has the prettiest architecture in my opinion. Great location for going to places on campus and the midtown bars and restaurants are across the street. Little insulation, gets freezing cold in the winter, there are mold problems, and termites in the windows. Parking is terrible if you don't have a Red 1 decal- 20 minute walk to your car otherwise. Also a far walk from Frat Row and Sorority Row if you're a Greek.

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There are definitely some improvements that can be made but there can't be renovations every year. The school does what it can with the materials they have at the moment. I did enjoy my time living on campus.