Last Thursday, staff members from SiMolde and students from the university celebrated the opening of a new room common at Kvam student houses.
By KELVIN PRINCE ARTHUR
SiMolde-employees Oddbjørg Rovik, Marit Mahle and other staff members have worked very hard to create this beautiful space for students to hang out. The event saw a good number of students trooping in to witness the opening of the common room.
On the menu was some buns and grandma’s soda. Everyone in the room enjoyed the food. There was a naming competition where everyone suggested names for the common room, and this week the name Kvamstua was selected after an Instagram vote.
The room is located in the A-building close to the laundry. The space also has a balcony where students can have a view of the flowing waters of Mek river – Mekelva.
Oddbjørg Rovik shared with us how far they have come with this beautiful gesture.
«It was the wish of the students here at Kvam to have their own common room to hangout. Most of the students had to go to Mellomromert at the campus student housing to participate in social activities. Before, the room was a storage room and less inspiring. We took two months to put together this space. My self and other staff members helped with the painting and other tasks. We did a few changes to the electricals and arrangement of the place as well. Most of the things you see here are old stuff from the housing unit. The tables have been repainted to give it a new look and some of the chairs are also from the housing unit. We are looking forward to adding some few more things to bring more life to this space. We want to have a little space for old books, a place to keep old items from students moving out and a television. We have already made available some board games like Monopoly and chess. The room will only be open from Mondays to Fridays,» Rovik said.