Generally speaking, what are the things that Carleton's social life often centered around?
I know that there aren't any fraternities or sororities... Do people make friends through extracurricular activities, or do similar people naturally seek each other out, because I heard Carleton is pretty cliquey. Not those mean, exclusive, unaccepting cliques but just different groups regarding race, interests, class, etc.
Also, I heard the floor is a crucial part of your social life during first year.. Is this true? It certainly seemed so when I went for a visit! Another thing I noticed was that, compared to other colleges, Carleton seems to put a lot more effort on those roommate surveys... lol And it offers four year housing plan, so is residential life like a very critical part of Carleton experience?
Could you also comment on Carleton's dorm life in general... Are there such things as dorm stereotypes? Is there much separation among different dorms or does it not matter? Thanks in advance.