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Dorm Life - Special interest housing

greatgirlsgreatgirls Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
edited June 2008 in Brown University
I am interested in hearing more about the Quiet Dorm and the all female floors. Does anyone know what hall they will be in this year? Are these students segregated/or feel segregated from the freshman population? What are the rules for the quiet dorm? Is it easier to integrate if you do not choose these specialty housing? Is anyone on cc currently in specialty housing? Whats been your experience?
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Replies to: Dorm Life - Special interest housing

  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    All female is going to be on the 2nd floor of Metcalf

    The rules of quiet dorm are on the internet, you should be able to find that on your own.
  • greatgirlsgreatgirls Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I tried to find them before posting...no luck. If you know the link I would appreciate it thanks.
  • Moonlight921Moonlight921 Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    Hate to dig up an old thread like this, but I was wondering wolfmanjack, how do you find out where the special interest housing is going to be? And is the all female-floor on Metcalf specifically for freshman... because I keep reading that there are no doubles in Metcalf? Just wondering.
  • fireandrainfireandrain Registered User Posts: 4,736 Senior Member
    Metcalf is all singles, so that can't be a freshmen dorm. I don't think there was all female freshmen housing last year. I'd call Residential Life for information, if I were you.
  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    I don't know if it's for freshman, but yes most rooms in Metcalf are singles but not all of them. I lived in Metcalf so I know these things. Also, the all female floor is most def 2nd floor Metcalf. I know because a) I work for Res Life b) I lived in Metcalf c)That floor of Metcalf was blocked off in the housing lottery.
  • greatgirlsgreatgirls Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    Wolfmanjack;

    Do you know where quiet dorms will be this year?
  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    actually now that you say that i think the quiet floor is 2nd floor metcalf. idk where all female is. it's one or the other. thats why you call and ask. 401 863 3500
  • modestmelodymodestmelody Registered User Posts: 4,654 Senior Member
    FWIW, you should definitely try and find someone who has lived in this kind of housing in the past and talk to them before choosing this housing.

    The two or three people I know who chose special interest housing at some point were all disappointed/unhappy with it.
  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    i'm not sure how you could be disappointed with a quiet floor if you want quiet. i lived on a non-quiet floor which was pretty dang quiet. i loved it.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Forum Champion Brown Posts: 8,225 Forum Champion
    they could have been disappointed if maybe they only wanted a quiet hall some of the time, not all of the time. Or their definition of quiet is different than most.
  • modestmelodymodestmelody Registered User Posts: 4,654 Senior Member
    Without getting into too many details, though the person wanted to live in a certain environment, they felt that the group was not only far too insular, but the most judgmental of the 30 or so people she met on campus which made her experience ****ty as hell. She also found that she far over-anticipated her discomfort in more standard living arrangements and was a far happier person when she left Special Interest housing at the end of October, freshman year.
  • wolfmanjackwolfmanjack Registered User Posts: 1,167 Senior Member
    you should have said something like "she got a-hole housing instead of quiet housing"

    these things i understand
  • modestmelodymodestmelody Registered User Posts: 4,654 Senior Member
    This board isn't as friendly to the kind of internet language I prefer...

    But yes, the sum total of her experience is that Special Interest Housing can turn into ****head housing real fast and if the community is particularly ****ty, can turn into a bit of nursery and an insular community that shuts you out.

    As it turns out, being a part of the "regular" mix sometimes is a lot more right and easier than people anticipate pre-college and being in a self-segregated community is not always a choice that makes sense even if it appears attractive.
  • ClaySoulClaySoul - Posts: 2,176 Senior Member
    i got put in a single in all girl housing. it was nice and quiet but very boring. no one really came out of their room.

    but it depends on the people there! i was all freaked out that the third floor of my freshman dorm, where i was to be living (at tulane) was "the party floor" because it had been the year before. But with the different group of people my year, it wasn't!
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