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Are Yale dorms coed?

irock1ceirock1ce Posts: 1,017Registered User Member
edited April 2005 in Yale University
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Replies to: Are Yale dorms coed?

  • yale09yale09 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    the housing form for next year says that they are all single-sex by suite and by floor.
  • chasgoose2chasgoose2 Posts: 123Registered User Junior Member
    Yes, they are all co-ed. Freshman year you live on single-sex floors, but every year after that, almost all floors and bathrooms are co-ed (unless you petition your residential college's housing committee to live on a single-sex floor).
  • irock1ceirock1ce Posts: 1,017Registered User Member
    ah. Hmm.. did the housing form arrive with our packet?... or did you already decide to attend yale?
  • yale09yale09 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    i sent in my reply card to attend back in december.
  • RedJayhawkRedJayhawk Posts: 100Registered User Junior Member
    Post above says: Freshman year you live on single-sex floors, but every year after that, almost all floors and bathrooms are co-ed (unless you petition your residential college's housing committee to live on a single-sex floor).

    Question: What is the perceived wisdom of coed bathrooms? Society evidently thinks this is not a good idea, as you see this nowhere else, yet it is thought to be wise for folks who should spend most of their time studying (that's why you are there!), and who happen to be in a very hormone heavy part of their life cycle(19-22)?? The wisdom of this escapes me.
    I can see why the guys would dig it for the most part, but doesn't it creep the ladies out? Do guys and gals literlly shower a shower stall apart? This seems to make no sense, but does create many apparent opportunities for mischief or worse. Didn't have these in "the day" so would be interested in hearing from students who have experienced coed bathrooms(especially interested in hearing from lady students). Thanks.
  • YaleSocietyMemberYaleSocietyMember Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    RedJayHawk, it's not an issue... Having spent three years on coed floors / bathrooms, I can assure you it's not a problem. Students are adults (young adults but adults nontheless) and can act with maturity. And the part about spending most of your time studying (most students spend as much or more time on extracurriculars) and worrying about "hormones" is just outdated thinking...
  • thinkjose1thinkjose1 Posts: 1,427Registered User Senior Member
    That's actually something in the "plus" column for Yale. :)
  • DottyDotty Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    What is the configuration of a standard suite? Doesn
    't each suite have a bathroom.?
  • suburbiansuburbian Posts: 1,329Registered User Senior Member
    some, but not all.

    123456
  • mirandajulymirandajuly Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    It should really be "gender-neutral bathrooms" (holler, Oberlin!)
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