One important question on students’ minds is where to live in Eugene.
Lane’s own student housing, Titan Court, is one of the many options available. Residents feel it meets their needs, but have mixed feelings.
“It’s definitely got its positives and negatives … I really like the courtyard, the people here are really friendly,” Clay Moel, a Titan Court resident, said. He does like the social atmosphere of Titan Court.
Each floor has its own community assistant, similar to residential assistants in dormitories like at the University of Oregon. They help influence the social atmosphere each month by planning events such as dances, pumpkin carvings and other festivities.
“We are always working towards having a large variety of events that can appeal to all of our residents,” Resident and Marketing Director Amanda Barth said. “We love having so many unique residents.”
“You don’t put a homecoming dance for college students, “ Hayley Wolover, a Titan Court resident, said, regarding the events. “Some of the stuff is cute, but just childish.”
Located on the corner of 10th and Charnelton, Titan Court is a six story student housing development across the street from the public library, next door to the Lane Downtown Campus and only a block from the Eugene Transit Station.
“Being so close to all these restaurants makes finding a job easier,” Moel added, “but I didn’t think there would be so many smokers and homeless people.”
Each apartment comes fully furnished, with four different floor plans. The price ranges from $535 to $650 per person for the four bedroom units and the studio costs $915 per month. It also offers amenities such as wifi, cable, a study lounge on each floor, free parking and a game room equipped with a PS4 and an Xbox One.
Other developments in Eugene offer different amenities such as heated pools, jacuzzis, fitness centers and free tanning. Although affordable, there are other costs associated with living at Titan Court.
“I don’t like how an entire floor has to share two laundry [machines]. It takes forever and you have to pay,” Wolover said.
This is the first in a series of articles on the student housing options available in the Eugene/Springfield area.