My name is Tracey! I’m a Theater major here at U of A I’m from Phoenix, Arizona And we’re at the Res hall Vill del Puente Or as we like to call it, VDP VDP is located on the south east area of campus Near the recreation center Campus health and Disability Resource Center And the Residence Life offices This is one of the newer halls built along Highland Avenue VDP is a 3 story hall Housing 300 men and women on single gender wings Most rooms are doubles But there are some singles Let’s take a closer look at VDP Don’t forget your CatCard Welcome to Villa del Puente better known VDP to our residents I’m Joshua Connors I’m an education major here at U of A And I’m from Palm Desert, California Welcome to my new home! This is the VDP front desk This is where you can check out Vacuums Movies Pots and pans And it’s also where you can get your mail This is VDP’s main lobby This is where some people have their guests wait for them They wait for their guest or they even open their mail This is the great room We have a piano here for residence who play piano We also have mini hall council events here like game nights This is the courtyard This is where many people hang out or even have barbeques This is the inside bike area There are several study lounges for each floor This one happens to be next to our next location Let’s go take a look! VDP has 300 men and women This happens to be one of the female wings This is one of our RA’s, Hillary Hey Josh, How’s it going? It’s going pretty good. How about yourself? I’m good! I’m justing planning our ice cream social for tomorrow Are you coming? I’ll be there! Alright, see you then! See you then Hillary This is an example of our community bathroom It’s got showers Sinks And toilets Now let’s visit two of my friends, Lindsey and Katie! Hey Lindsey, it’s Josh! Come on in Josh! So these are my two friends Lindsey and Katie Wow, your guys’ room is so organized! We’ve been planning it since junior year of high school We went shopping together and everything! Yeah, you can tell What is that? A fish on a board! That’s Lily on on our counter Our Dads thought he needed a place to eat So they just put a board under out mattresses And we added some stools to make the perfect breakfast nook What a clever idea! I like how you created storage Thanks! The room came with beds, two dressers, and two desks Then we added some storage boxes A shelf in the closet And a unit for food There’s plenty of ways you can create more storage in this room And that’s not even including what’s under the bed Thanks for showing us your room! No problem, see you later! Bye Josh! Bye! Oh, hey Jasmine! Hey Josh, what’s up? Oh nothing much, I’m just going to show them my room What about you? I’m going on duty walks around the building Awesome! Well now you have time What do you like best of being an RA? I love helping the residents! You know, most of the RA’s have an open door policy Where you can come to us and ask us anything about classes Helping first year students get around campus If your stress, just want to hang out and watch TV We’re there! That sounds like fun, maybe I should apply! There are great benefits! You get free housing in whatever hall your a residence assistant And a meal plan Okay, well I’ll see you later Jasmine! Have a good day! You too! Have fun in your rounds So this is my room This is what we call a pod Hey Josh, what’s up? Not much, how are you? Yeah, I’m just heading out. I’ll see you later See you later That’s my pod mate Alex In a pod, 4 students share one bathroom Communal bathrooms are cleaned daily Where as pod bathrooms are cleaned once a week So let’s go check out my room! So this is my roommate Evan Oh, hey Josh! So I see you studying chemistry Yeah, I have a big test in the morning Well, good luck on that! Thanks man So as you can see, this is a typical double here in VDP Rooms are not all identical in size or arrangement Evan’s bed is not raised like mine The captain beds can be raised up to 36 inches for storage Our closets are a little different too All rooms come with wireless internet Cable TV and local phone service So now you’ve seen my room Let’s go check out the game room Evan, want to go play some ping pong? Yeah, I need a break! Let’s go There are conference rooms and study lounges throughout the hall This is the recycling center We have these throughout the hall This is our large recreation room With a foosball Ping pong And pool tables Right next to the game room There is a laundry area with lots of washers and dryers Best part about laundry here, that it is free Now here is the TV lounge Where lots of us get together to watch movies And of course, the Wildcat games! This is our kitchen It has vending machines An ice machine A stove And a microwave We all know that I love VDP But lets here what other residents have to say What about you Amanda? Well, I just moved here from another hall And right away, I feel very welcomed From the community director to the desk assistants To the people here I feel right at home! And you Evan? I really like that there is always something to do around here Play ping pong, hangout with friends, watch a movie or something Kathi? It has a really great location We live right above Highland market The gym is across the street And your about 10 minutes away from your furthest calss Speaking of highland market Do you guys want to get a breakfast burrito tonight? *everybody agrees* Highland Market is one of VDP resident’s favorite places to go For food, coffee or snacks Day and night! Best of all, you can pay for it using your meal plan So I hope you enjoyed your tour of Villa del Puente If you have any questions, check out our website!