Widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings on campus, complete with a tourret, wrap around porch and spacious lawn, Tank is a ten minute walk from campus and five minute walk from downtown. Tank houses 41 students with approximately 35 dining only members. A former orphanage, Tank has the widest variety of rooms in OSCA, with a large number of singles. Between the small dining space, multiple common rooms and front porch, it can be difficult to gather the entire co-op for discussions, but this doesn’t deter a strong sense of community. Many members spend time eating outside on the porch on sunny days.
While the kitchen is equipped to prepare meat, vegetarian food often provides the base of Tank's cuisine. However, Tank is known to serve meat more often than other co-ops. Tank is known for its exceptional food, and exceedingly creative special meals and pizza nights.
Tank’s location, slightly east of campus, makes for members members who are truly dedicated to their community. The beautiful building and spacious rooms make it one of the most sought-after co-op to join. Because Tank is a fairly small housing co-op, members develop a strong connection, and parties are not uncommon. Tank is a great co-op for people who appreciate living in a historic setting and appreciate their personal space and independence.
—Charlie Thompson ‘19 and Maia Ross Trupin ‘18