• Read Hall

    Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington, IN

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    • A
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    • A
      Proximity to Dining
    • B
      Independent Study Space
    • B
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    • B
      Wifi Connectivity

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  • About Read Hall

    Read Hall is part of the Southeast Neighborhood. Features central air-conditioning, community bathrooms, an elevator, a game room, a music room, semi-private half bathrooms, shared kitchenettes, study areas, Xfinity via Wi-Fi and El Bistro dining options. Read Hall houses the Global Learning Living Community and the School of Public Health Learning Living Community.

    Gender: Coed
    Residents: Undergraduate Student

    Amenities at Read Hall

    • Study lounge
    • Recreation room
    • Cable
    • Dining Hall
    • Elevator
    • Air Conditioning
    • WiFi
    • Laundry room
    • Kitchen
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    Resident Reviews of Read Hall

    22 Reviews
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    • Freshman  |  April 2
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      Read has a pretty decent location on campus if you’re in the music school or have a lot of classes in the south, but not great proximity to the Hodge if you’re a business student. Very close to Forest and has some food available on weekdays which is nice! Not the most social dorm in the world, girls and guys are separated. Most people in my hall kept their doors closed all the time.

    • Freshman  |  April 2
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      The rooms are really spacious in Read, especially if you loft the beds (my roommate and I were even able to fit a futon in our dorm). Each room has a half bath that you share with another room (includes a toilet and sink) which is really convenient for brushing teeth, washing dishes, and privacy. If you’re in Jacobs School of music Read is the perfect dorm- I t’s a 4 minute walk from the music buildings. The lounges are huge and extremely comfortable. I spent most of my nights working or hanging out there, and the lounges are home to some of my best IU memories with friends.

    • Junior  |  April 2
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    • Freshman  |  April 4
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      Read’s rooms are definitely big enough to live with a roommate and it’s fun to have it connect to another room, it’s like having 3 roommates! It’s nice to have a sink and toilet connected to your room and the showers are decently nice and just down the hall. Read was fun to live in and it was fun to meet people when living there as there are boys and girls on your floor!

    • Freshman  |  April 4
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    • Freshman  |  April 4
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      I honestly loved read. It wasn’t the nicest dorm to exist but it was so convenient. You had your own toilet, the showers weren’t disgusting, and the location is super nice. I’d say the only thing I didn’t like was that the food wasn’t open on the weekends!

    • Freshman  |  April 7
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    • Freshman  |  April 7
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      I liked living in Read!

    • Freshman  |  April 7
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      Read is newly-renovated and conveniently located near the Forest and Wright dining halls (and has a mini dining court with a couple of varieties of meals available on the first floor), Wells Library, classes located in 3rd Street buildings/music buildings, and is overall a really great place to live! While far from athletic facilities and quite a hike to Kelley/Psych/Luddy, it has a couple of bus stops located very close to it that are great to use to get to those locations. Also, the half baths that are located in each room and shared with 2 suitemates were more convenient to have than you might think. I’m so grateful to have had that at my disposal. Also, the hall bathrooms that have the showers are new and nice. All in all, i would recommend Read to anyone and have little to no complaints about the place.

    • Freshman  |  April 9
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      Read was honestly the most perfect dorm for my freshman year. It’s not some fancy hotel or anything but the location is perfect and it’s right next to the best dining hall on campus. There is a toilet and sink shared between suite mates which was a perfect situation. The room size was awesome and so much fun because it was large enough for me to have my own space but small enough that my roommate and I could always be hanging out and getting to know each other.

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