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College Dorm Cooking Facilities

cimui | Jan 9, 2009 02:45 PM

I was surprised to read in one recent thread that some college students have no access to any cooking (and cleaning) facilities in their dorms. Is this really common?? If so, I'm a little bit appalled... I didn't learn how to cook until college, really, and I know that many of us learn how to cook / cook seriously during this time. It would be unfortunate if many students did not have this opportunity.

When I went to school (at the turn of the century ;), all dorms had communal kitchens for us to use, albeit pretty disgusting ones -- and my friends and i made frequent use of them, though in truth, the cafeteria food wasn't half bad. My sister and my brother, who went to very different institutions, also had communal kitchens.

Just curious what other Chowhounds' experiences were -- yours and/or your children's -- if you care to share. It would be interesting to know the approximate decade of the experience, whether the dorm / school was co-ed, and whether the majority of students lived on or off campus.

My college was co-ed and all the dorms were, too. Almost all students lived in campus housing.

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