Social life at Taylor University consists of sporting events, floor/wing events, and all-campus activities. Students at Taylor become a part of a rich tradition involving life outside of the classroom. Students experience interacting with a group of peers and get to enjoy life together.
Wengatz and English
By Matt Goldsberry and Hillarie Hazelton
Choosing the residence hall you want to live in can be tough. Each dorm at Taylor University has a unique culture made by the traditions that are passed down throughout the years. Another important part of the experience is the people you will be living with. Not every wing or floor will be right for everybody. This guide is meant to help you decide where you would feel most comfortable here at Taylor University with real student perspectives.
- Stereotype: Athletic
- Pros: Easy community to get involved in, conveniently located between two female halls, not Sammy
- Cons: No air conditioning, cramped for space, not Sammy
August in Wengatz means a lot of sweaty men. This physically old fashioned dorm is without air conditioning, but that is not something that should scare anyone away. This all men’s dorm is full of fun loving active guys. Most of their official activities include something athletic, or making fools of themselves.
Noteworthy events include chasing each other around campus with fruit, and playing softball out front of the dorm in boxers. The community is as strong inside the walls as outside. According to junior Justin Moon “all but about two” doors are open on his wing during normal social hours (7-11pm). Not all wings are the same, but in general Wengatz is for active, social guys who are okay being crazy sometimes.
- Stereotype: Motherly women who enjoy baking.
- Pros: Each suite is cozy and has two couches, the setup encourages fellowship, and the closets are big.
- Cons: No air conditioning and parking is a hassle if you have a car on campus.
English Hall is a female-only dorm. It is divided into three floors (not counting the basement) and wings. Each wing has three to four suites with three to four rooms.
Every month the women of English can gather together on Saturday mornings for English Breakfast Tea, where they gather in the lobby and listen to a speaker speak on a topic that is relevant to the dorm’s theme for the year. A new tradition among English women is the Mary Tower Games, where each wing competes in different challenges against one another for one week.
“People are very kind, caring, and genuine. We are comfortable with each other and have a great kitchen. Also, Sammy likes us better than Olson, which is good.” - Cassidy Davis, junior.