well...I'm not in Unit 1 so obviously I'm not sure...but I would say during the morning and at night are tbe bussiest (sp?) times. Try in the afternoon, some miday shower. plus, if you take it in the midday a cool shower is usually perfect...but that's just me.
Well, if other people are taking a shower at the same time, expect that you won't get a lot of hot water. I remember when I was at Unit 1 last year and if I went at around 8ish pm, it was full and hot water would intermittently become cold and vice versa; it was pretty annoying. Go at around 10 p.m. and see if it's less crowded. That means more hot water for ya. Morning's not a great time - that's the most popular shower time.
Location: Southside Apartment (orinially from Fremont, CA)
i believe there is one water heater for every two floors in unit 1, so if you don't get hot water, other floors might still be getting it. i know that we had a hot water problem on the first and second floors of deutsch last year. we told our RA and he had to bug the maintenance people a lot until they finally fixed it.