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Statesider & Towers vs. public housing ??

shell625shell625 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
Hi everyone,

I was admitted to the freshman class for the 09-10 year and I have been trying to figure out housing. I have decided that i'm either going to apply for Statesider, towers, or public and try for ogg, whitte, and sellery (sp?). I'm really confused/torn about it.

I talked to a couple friends (1 who lived in towers & 1 in statesider) and they both really liked it. Also, my friend in statesider says everyone there does greek life which I am really interested in. My friend in towers said to live in towers & not statesider and she loves madison but says sometimes she regrets not doing public housing freshman year. I'm just worried that I won't get the most social experience possible if I live in those dorms and i'm not sure what the right thing to do is.

I'm from Ohio so I am not really in a "sconnie or coastie" stereotype hahah so i'm not sure where i would fit in.

Thanks for your help!
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Replies to: Statesider & Towers vs. public housing ??

  • StoogeStooge Posts: 450Registered User Member
    Congratulations! Get ready for the time of your life at UW Madison.

    Your questions are frequently asked so I've attached a past thread:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-wisconsin-madison/645040-private-public-dorms-you-choosing.html
  • shell625shell625 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    thanks! i've actually read that thread but i'm trying to find more information specifically on statesider/towers- people tend to talk more about lucky or the public dorms.
  • candiikiss3z8candiikiss3z8 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I don't know about private dorms, but if you go with the school's dorms go with something like Sellery (or Chadbourne! that's where I'm living now). Last year I lived in Ogg and it sucked. Maybe if I was going into it with friends it would have been great (the walk in closets were beautiful...). The problem you get with the really nice places (which could be a problem in private too) is that if the rooms are too nice people stay in their rooms. I tried hanging out in the den but it was always empty :( And due to fire codes, buildings built recently have to have doors that close automatically. From what I've heard from friends, it seems like the classic dorms are the best for meeting people. Chadbourne might be the best of both for you next year, because although the rooms are staying the same size, they're rennovating it over the summer. All rooms will have controllable AC/heat (though mine does now) and they're adding a kitchen to every floor, and re-doing the elevators. Chadbourne is also in the best location of all the dorms, right on the bottom of Bascom Hill. But you get the same idea in Sellery and Witte.
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