My son and I are in a bit of a dorm dispute. I want him to live in the engineering dorms and he currently has the engineering community in the yellow buildings as his first choice and the red bricks as his second choice. I feel that there is a huge advantage to living amongst your classmates. Also, he is requesting a triple and the yellow buildings seems to have more room.
However, since attending open house and spending time with the current students at a party, he has been led to believe that Sierra Madre would be a better choice. They all told him that they "regret" not living in Sierra Madre their first year. I am worried that it would be too easy to get distracted in the other communities.
Can someone shed some light on what the advantages and disadvantages are of living within the engineering community and the same for the other more "social" dorms?