Freeman Residence Hall

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Y.Frank Freeman

The Freeman Y. Frank Jr. Residence Hall was built in 1972, making it one of the earliest residence halls built on west campus. Freeman Residence Hall enrolls in Freshman Experience program.

Y. Frank Freeman Jr.(1890 - 1969), whom the building is named after, graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1910. After several years involved in the film industry, he became the executive at Paramount Studios[1].

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Building Information

Freeman Residence Hall

The Freeman Residence Hall is located at 825 McMillan St NW, Atlanta, GA, which is next to SAC fields and the neighbor building of Montag Residence Hall. The Freeman Residence Hall is a three-floor traditional residence hall featuring 58 two-person rooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen, and lounge in the middle of each floor with a learning center located under the residence hall. The Freeman Residence Hall is coed by floor, so the first and third floor are for males, and the second floor is for females. Freeman is part of the "FFM" (Freeman, Fitten, Montag) group.


The Freeman Residence Hall cost 580 thousand dollars to construct, and it occupies 25,276 square feet with 16,753 assignable square feet.[2]. The Freeman Residence Hall currently undergoing major renovation as of Dec. 9, 2010 and is managed by the West Community Housing Office.


Amenities

Almost same with other traditional residence hall, each room is furnished with[3]:

  • Two "loft" beds with XL twin mattress
  • Two 3-drawer dresser
  • One double traditional closet
  • One desk with lofted bookshelf and day-light lamp on top
  • One desk chair

The "loft" bed is adjustable and could be set up in four ways depending on residence's requirement: low, medium, high, bunked. Check "Loft" policy for detail.

Kitchen figured with one table and at least three chairs, one electric stove, one oven, one refrigerator, one ice maker, and sink.

Lounge figured with one table, at least four chairs, several sofas, and some lounges with TV for relaxation.

Two barbecue grills stand on the back of the building with several benches on the side.

Laundry facility for Fitten is located in the basement of Fitten Residence Hall.

Dining

Since Freeman Residence Hall located in West Campus, Woodruff Dining Hall is the nearest on campus dining option. Students could also go to student center where figured with different styles of food: from Mediterannean food to Indian food, and of course traditional Amerian food.

Westside market located at west campus which provided basic living supplies including snacks and soft drinks. Students could get some snacks in this mini market.

Transportation

The nearest Stinger Stop(Fitten Hall Stop) located in front of the Fitten Residence Hall with Blue route and Red route. Student could use Next Busto predict when next stinger come.

During the evening, student could use Stingerette to ride directly to the dorm's front door.


References

  1. Y. Frank Freeman http://theoscarsite.com/whoswho3/freeman_y.htm
  2. http://data.space.gatech.edu/fac.cfm?fac=117 Building Information: Freeman Residence Hall
  3. http://www.housing.gatech.edu/reshalls/furniture.cfm Furniture Details


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