DEFINITION OF TERMS
A dormitory (often shortened to dorm) in the United States is a residence hall consisting of sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university’s students. In the UK, the word has an earlier, different but related meaning: it refers specifically to an individual room in which many people sleep, typically at a boarding school. The UK equivalent of the American word as applied to university buildings is hall of residence, often shortened to halls. At some institutes, each residence hall has its own hall council. Where they exist, such individual councils are usually part of a larger organization called, variously, Residence Hall Association, Resident Students Association, or Junior Common Room Committee which typically provides funds and oversees the individual building council. These student led organizations are often connected at a national level by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). Collectively, these hall councils plan social and educational events, and voice student needs to their respective administration.
There are 6 dormitory buildings for female students and 7 dormitory buildings for male students, which altogether forms a 13-block dormitory complex on the campus of NEU. The dormitory rooms are designed in various shapes to accommodate single, double, three or four persons. The types of dormitories are classified as at Economic, Standard and Luxury standards to meet the individual and private needs of the students. A block of a dormitory occupies an area of 733m² and in total it is 9529m². A dormitory can accommodate between 300-350 students, as in total it has capacity to accommodate 4500 students. All dormitory rooms are furnished and equipped with a bed, a wardrobe, a study desk, a book shelf, a mini fridge, and there is a land line connected to the...
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