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Living in the WEP Kinsolving Residential Community

January 28, 2012

By Mona Lofti (Sophomore Civil Engineering student) and Rebecca Hecker (Sophomore Petroleum Engineering student)

Picture of Mona Lofti smilingKinsolving Residence Hall has been our home for the last two years and so far WE HAVE LOVED IT!  It is a great option for first-year engineering women because it is a five minute walk from the Engineering Complex (where most of the engineering classes are located). Our best friends at UT are people we met doing homework in Kinsolving during freshman year.

Kinsolving is nice because you get to know your neighbors very well. Most of them are science and engineering students, which means you already have a lot in common with each other.

The dorm is quiet, which is very convenient for studying. There's a dining hall downstairs along with a market. Kinsolving has a kitchen that is fantastic for getting together with a group of friends and making dinner on Fridays. There is also a recreation area with a pool table, ping pong table, work out rooms, TV, sundeck and a variety of study rooms.

Living in Kinsolving makes it easy to connect with other engineering students through group dinners, attending tutoring together and having various adventures around campus or Austin. The Resident Assistants offer many fun and informative events as well. Kinsolving is a great community filled encouragement, laughter and built-in Physics study groups. We have loved living here and look forward to the rest of the year! 

Mona Lofti (Sophomore Civil Engineering Student) and Rebecca Hecker (Sophomore Petroleum Engineering Student) are both Peer Assistant Leaders (PALs) for the Women in Engineering Program's Kinsolving Residential Community. Both live in Kinsolving South and provide advice and support to the first-year engineering women residing in Kinsolving.