Tuesday, September 09, 2008

fuller housing


chang commons is one of the newest housing options for students at fuller. named so because of a generous grant from do-won and jin-sook chang - founders of the clothing chain, forever 21.

we don't live in chang, but i can imagine its a nice place to live. it's new and right next to fuller's classrooms. apparently housing on campus is in high demand this year - several of our graduating neighbors were asked to move out of their apartments earlier than they had hoped.

8 comments:

Petrea said...

Very generous of the Changs to contribute housing to the school. They have a big store in Old Town and I've been meaning to go see if I can take photos inside.

So did your neighbors not have leases? I'm not sure I understand how that housing works.

ben wideman said...

Ya, student housing is tricky. Our leases are for half a year, and then month to month until you graduate, or lose your student status. It makes for some tricky situations if a family has to take some time off of school or something. Many people find it's less stressful to just pay a bit more and be in a normal apartment.

Mike said...

bw, welcome back until the next wedding!

So, when do u xpect to graduate?

ben wideman said...

well, I'm on track to graduate in 2010, but we like it here and my wife just started a grad program part time - we may end up staying a little longer. We'll have to wait and see!

Laurie said...

I'm all for you two sticking around! :-)

ben wideman said...

Thanks Laurie! So kind!

Petrea said...

Pasadena loves you, Ben, so you ought to stay. I met two ladies the other day who said they'd met you. Jehovah's Witnesses giving out reading material in front of what used to be the Altadena library. Was that you they meant?

ben wideman said...

hmm... I'm sceptical, but I guess anything is possible! Great to be famous, even if it's a lie :)