Don't live on campus. Housing is terrible. Sent e-mail to UWP maint/housing already. Still, I feel like nothing they do can really make up for my nightmare of an experience living at UWP. I lost money, time, sleep, and also my grades to some extent. My fridge broke down during the semester and I lost a LOT of groceries. I clean twice as much and burn through my supplies because of this gross, never-ending musky mouldy smell. I can't sleep because I resort to staying at CMH Great Hall for air conditioning past midnight regularly. I know laying in my bed will just be a sweaty and sleepless ordeal anyways. Then I get woken up before 7am because of garbage disposal and construction. I can't even focus in class anymore. Video evidence of some other stuff:
Mould in my shower, and also super low pressure at some point: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlrFkVpNuKw&feature=share
Shower curtains aren't waterproof at all? leads to a watery pool of mess that warped the bathroom floor and attracts bugs. Also, the heat and humidity made our bath mat stay moist for over 72 hours. We're throwing it out. I also had to throw like 3 other towels out because they refused to dry. youtu.be/v-vlROwqNlA
Three of my stoves broke (I turn them on high for five minutes then touch the stoves): www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2fhe8XfS_Q&feature=share
This is what the stove top ventilator sounds like (also broken): www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5MZtF2kMjI&feature=share
Also: laundry machines don't work. we're told to just carry our laundry to CMH. Water was completely shut off for over an hour and a half longer than they told us it would be (no warning of the delay given).
To their credit, stove has been replaced and they're investigating tomorrow, but I've wasted too much time gathering evidence to make them actually care enough to do something. I tried getting them to look at our stove-top ventilator a long time ago (a month or two ago?) and got an e-mail telling me they would do something about it, but nothing was done. It's still broken. It shouldn't be like this.
I'm getting really stressed out because on top of all of the stuff I already have to deal with as a Waterloo student, I have to fight for reasonable living conditions. I did the math. Since they're kicking me out on the 17th (I'm leaving a few days before that anyways), my rent comes to about $750 a month. Why is such a crappy building with non-functioning facilities and appliances and no AC costing me so much? I don't know what else to do :( I think I'm going to mental health services tomorrow because my ability to work and focus on school is being so heavily impacted that my anxiety (actually diagnosed with GAD by psychiatrist) is just making school 10x harder to handle. It's just a really crappy downwards spiral. submitted by /u/jxb123