A few weeks ago, I found out that I was accepted to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences as a Meteorology major and had the option to live in Irvin Halls with other people in the same major. I feel that I would become closer with the other Meteorology majors if I lived in Irvin, but my concern is that it would make it harder for me to meet other people than if I lived in, say, East Halls. If I decide to live in East Halls instead of Irvin, then I'd be concerned that I wouldn't be as connected to the other people within my major. Ideally, I'd hope for a best of both worlds scenario where I'd be close to people within and not within my major.
Are these concerns legitimate? What are the pros and cons of living in typical freshmen dorms rather than the SLO, and vice versa? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.