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Tercero is one of three housing areas for freshman students and is managed by Student Housing. Tercero is the smallest area with only about 1200 residents and is located on the south side of campus. The nearest lecture hall is Warren and Leta Giedt Hall and The Silo is nearby.
Communities and Buildings
Lysle Leach Hall consists primarily of single rooms connected via a hallway, but may include some double occupancy rooms as increasing demands are placed on the existing campus housing system. There can be anywhere from two to five rooms, all of which share a common bathroom.
Tercero South II consists of three buildings (similar to Laben and Kearney) named Wall Hall, Campbell Hall, and Potter Hall. Each building also houses four floors and an elevator. T.S.II opened to its first class Fall 2010. Davis Honors Challenge is located on the second floor of Wall.
Buildings A-M of dorms. [Demolished, Spring 2011] — There ws no building I, probably because it might have been confused with the number one. Each building was three stories tall, with one single-sex shared bathroom on each floor (e.g floor one is the women's bathroom, floor two is the men's bathroom, and floor three is the women's bathroom again). These buildings were divided into two groupings, identified as Thille Hall and Pierce Hall.
Various dorms within Thille & Pierce Halls were specialty communities, such as: A (Chicano-Latino theme house), D (Hammarskjold House), F (Communication in the 21st Century), G (Substance Free), H (Health and Wellness), K (Engineering), L (Women's Community), and M (Asian Pacific American Theme House).
These buildings usually compete in the annual Tercero Hall Cup.
Though debatable, the Tercero DC is supposedly the best of the four dining commons operated by Sodexho, and was expanded and renovated in 2005. It is far less busy than the Segundo Dining Commons, which was rebuilt in 2004. One can easily walk into the Tercero DC at 6pm, get their food quickly and find a seat... you won't have that same luck at the Segundo DC!
Tercero is also a hot spot for tree climbing, so if you are a monkey at heart, Tercero is the place to be!
Warning: Some people complain about the cow smell in Tercero. This is because of Tercero's proximity to the Dairy Cattle Facility, just one street west and a small parking lot away. Under certain weather conditions the smell can intensify and definitely be disturbing, usually in the early morning or late night hours. On most days, however, it won't be a problem at all. To combat this smell, acquire a potion of Olfactory Suppression, one of the Magic Items of Davis. But, as much as some people complain about the smell, it's usually not that intense and entirely tolerable.
Proximity to the cow barns is convenient for several reasons: a) You can sleep on the hay stacks if your roommate wants to be alone with his/her boyfriend or girlfriend, or you can bring yours out there, b) there is a refrigerator in a lit room that always seems to be unoccupied by any people and that seems to be open all night... it contains a various assortment of food... c) cows are nice and make for good alternatives to humans if your friends are getting on your nerves (and they are less resistant to giving milk).