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In order to prepare for each year’s upcoming fall semester, East Carolina University’s Campus Living utilizes the summer months to their advantage to inspect and clean each residence hall, which is believed to ensure the rooms will be ready for students to move in.

On many campuses throughout the country, it is a known, and in general, requirement for first-year students to live on campus in a residence hall. ECU is no different in this respect, and freshman students can choose to live in one of the three neighborhoods on campus.

Residence halls at ECU differ from each other by means of age, location and even students. Those who are in a Living Learning Community are put in either Gateway, Jarvis, Umstead or Garret. Cotten is an all-women’s dorm and several halls in West End have been renovated recently.

In several dorms on College Hill, however, there have been multiple reports of mold in individual dorm rooms, bugs and humidity which has a heavy impact on the quality of living for students in the residence halls.

We, the editorial staff of The East Carolinian, believe the inspections and cleanings conducted by Campus Living throughout various points in the summer are long overdue and shed a positive light for on-campus living.

Inspecting the individual rooms across every residence hall on campus will allow for there to be thorough cleaning by housekeeping teams and for minor maintenance tasks, such as changing a filter in air conditioning units, to be completed in each of the three neighborhoods.

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