Decisions just came out, so if there are any questions about dorms let's ask them here. Here's a quick rundown of each dorm
Segundo/Tercero (basically the same):
- Both are on campus
- Both have large dining commons
- Both are traditional dorms with a double/triple room, bathrooms down the hall, ID cards swipe you in, etc
- generally regarded as more social
Cuarto (Emerson, Webster, Thoreau):
- Off campus (5-10 minute bike ride to campus), so it's more secluded, which can be a plus or minus
- On main road with shops and bus stop right in front with easy access to almost all of Davis
- Suite style configuration, with 4-6 people living in a room (I think there can be 8 in Thoreau), which can be good because you have more people and if you dislike a roommate, you have multiple others
- Own bathrooms inside your room or in your hallway (like not literally in your room, one room usually does, or its just outside your bedroom door) which is really nice
- Own living room in each room for a TV or whatever
- Smaller dining commons
- Regarded as less social than a normal dorm, just because there's more people in your own room to talk to and the way the rooms are set up
Any specific questions I can try to answer or maybe other people can as well
I know you said there's not much difference but, PERSONALLY do you think freshman should house in Segundo or Tercero?
I guess if I had to choose, I would choose Segundo. But there really isn't much of a difference.
what tips do you have for starting a strong social life in Davis for freshman?
Same as any other college... get to know your roommate(s), people on your floor, in classes, clubs, sports teams, etc. Sorry it's a generic answer, but that's really all you can do.
Do you prefer traditional or suite style dorms? Also, how do you go about selecting dorms? Do you say that you want to live in X hall, or do they decide for you?
I personally would have preferred the traditional dorm due to the social aspect, but the suites are nice in their own right. On your application you put in your rank of most wanted to least wanted dorms and they fill you based on availability I guess, and maybe if you're in a theme program.
are the dorms based on a first come first serve basis?
I'm on the waitlist, though i'm still looking into all the information and everything, hopefully i get accepted from the waitlist i will FOR SURE go to Davis if I do. ANYWHO my question is that since i'm on the waitlist will i end up getting my last choice of housing because i'll be sending it in late? Or when does Davis start reviewing who's going to get what housing? My order would be Tercero, Segundo, Cuatro
i read somewhere that some freshmen who go to cuarto can park their cars on the side streets around there. this would be awesome for me to bring a car with me my freshmen year... but i think i prefer tercero. is this rumor true about being able to bring cars?
I read somewhere on the site that if you're living on-campus (Tercero and Segundo, then?), you're not allowed to get a parking permit, which means you can't keep a car around. anyone want to double check this?