The Schenley will be demolished after the 2012-2013 academic year, along with Crawford Hall and The West End, to make space for the new "superdorm ," an upperclass residence hall that will cost the university $2.5 million.
Residents must swipe their GWorld card once to get through the main doors to the lobby and another time to get either to the stairwell, the first floor rooms, or the elevator. If residents are in the basement, the must swipe to access either the stairs or the elevator.
Location is the biggest advantage of being in Schenley. As noted above, it is centrally located on the Foggy Bottom campus and next to the Marvin Center and the J Street food court, making it easily accessible for freshmen to use their mandatory spending.
The Schenley is usually seen as being a residence hall with a good mix of partying and studying atmosphere. It's not crazy like Thurston, but not totally quiet like a residence hall on the Vern, for example.
Being one of the oldest dorms on campus, The Schenley does have its share of dirty corners and cobwebs. The halls and rooms are re-painted every year, resulting in painted-shut windows and layers of moldy paint.
There is only one elevator that can comfortably fix a max of 5 people.