I have a really good friend from HS, and we want to room together next year. Unfortunately, the size to people ratio of triples are really small, and my parents are extremely concerned that it's going to hinder my ability to study. We're both in Warren, if that makes a difference. Also, what is the party situation in the res halls? Is there a rule against having alcohol and stuff in the rooms? (I just realized how ironic it was asking about partying in the rooms when i'm mainly concerned about my ability to study in them...)
the libraries are infinitely better to study. no friends, no internetz with which to distract yourself. there's a reason why the libraries get packed during finals week -- when EVERYONE finally has a reason to hit the books.
(but finals week is my favorite time to be in geisel* because of the insane stress levels there -- the top floors are SUPER quiet, even whispering will net you dirty glares from neighbors)
* never CLICS for serious studying -- too much socializing going on there. silly revelle freshmen.
Yeah.. a single is nice because you wake up when YOU need to. In a triple, if your roommates have class at 8 am and you don't until 10 am, then you pretty much are waking up with your roommates every day. Triples aren't THAT bad, but I can't think of any pro's except for the fact that you'll likely meet more people.
ucsandiego915, are you sure? I thought timing only affected whether you got on campus housing, and then singles were determined by lottery. It may be possible that different colleges do things differently.
That's a good point, different colleges definitely might do a lottery! My bad... I just know for ERC if you turned in your app the day you were accepted, you have a ridiculously high chance of getting your room preference.