D just decided today to attend UVa. I must admit, when we were at Days on the Lawn, I could tell UVa started to rise above the other two schools she was considering. In seemed to embody the majority of what she was looking for in a college experience. However, when we toured both McCormick and Alderman housing, the choice became cloudy again. I must say, the dorms at UVa were a significant disappointment from all of the other schools we have visited. New Dorms seemed better, in her eyes, from old dorms. They had more storage, and the suite style was preferable. It's my understanding that this year freshman cannot stipulate their preference; is that true? Also, in the event she is placed in the old dorms, can one of the current female students suggest clever ways they found to store clothing that one normally hangs? (The ONE closet we saw in the sample room that was to be SHARED by two girls was the size of an individual closet for a one girl in most other school's double dorms!) Lastly, when we saw the Alderman sample the shared bathroom was not exactly clean. Are those in new dorms responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms, or is this a service that's provided by the school's housekeeping? If so, how often do they clean?