can freshman get singles?

<p>i'm gonna be a freshman next year, and i'm strongly thinking about getting a single room, but is this possible for first-years? how do i request it?</p>

<p>You can. It asks whether you'd prefer a double or single on your housing survey that you fill out during the summer.
I really recommend you get a double, though. Singles are TINY and there's sort of a stigma attached to them (plus the dorms that have singles don't historically do very well at SongFest!) :-)</p>

<p>Elaborate please. What is SongFest and why would a person in a single have a "stigma"?</p>

<p>When I applied for housing last year, the singles that were available for freshman were both limited in number and fairly unattractive in accommodations. Next year, however, freshman will be able to live in a dorm which is still under construction, New Turman, and it will have singles. These singles seem extremely attractive to me, brand new and perfectly located. I would encourage incoming freshman to consider trying to get them.</p>

<p>Pearl - Song Fest is a song/"dance" competition held for freshman every year. Each freshman dorm has a song (with lyrics mocking the other dorms) and dance routine to learn during the first week at Emory. During the second week, everyone gets together at the gym and competes against each other for the championship title. It sounds pretty lame at first and you will most likely attempt to ditch practices, but it's actually pretty fun once everyone is together. Just as a side remark, if you do end up at Emory, my suggestion is to not ditch practices no matter how stupid or hot it may seem or be. Otherwise, you will end up like my dorm did this year - a total disaster!</p>

<p>I have a single-if i had a roommate i would kill myself</p>

1-study in your room if you want, not the library
- as a subset, study at your convenience
2- sleep when you want, as late or early as you want
3- do what you want, whenever you want
4- have girls (or guys) over whenever you want ,as late as you want, as often as you want ;)
5- be as neat as you want ( in my case extremely neat) which makes my life complete (or be as messy as you want)
6- amazing if your really studious, because of all the above reasons</p>

<p>i can think of more reasons. if you need more, PM me</p>


<p>Do singles cost more than doubles?</p>

<p>According to the housing website, singles cost a little over $200 more than doubles/triples. <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>dsouthren, have you encountered the stigma that Blaze mentioned?</p>

<p>"stigma?" i don't really know what stigma they are talking about. if its academic excellence because you can study at will or until necessary, then yes. the reality is that it will not make you any less social (unless of course you choose to be). i'll admit that i am not a big partier, and i would rather spend my time with either a few people or doing the things that i like to do with them. that being said, some of my classmates that i am friendly with down the hall are the craziest party animals that i have ever seen, and party/drink 6 nights a week. so if your into that, it works too. </p>

<p>the reality is that your social/academic life is determined by you, not what kind of room you have. having a single is amazing in my opinion. most of my friends wish they didnt have rooommates.</p>

<p>don't let anyone get into your head. do what you want. if you want a single and social life, just make sure to get involved in any of the wide variety of activities emory offers.</p>

<p>thats it...more questions welcome</p>

<p>I would tend to agree with dsouthren that having a single won't hurt your social life, if you make the effort to get out of your room and meet people. Also, starting next year, all freshmen will live on the same side of Clifton Road, which is less than 5 minutes walking from the library.</p>

<p>That being said, having a roommate is one of those "college" experiences that you will probably never have again. It might be worth it to have a double just for the sake of growing up and learning how to deal with a person living in such proximity to you. You definitely learn more about yourself and compromise by living in a double. And it gives you someone to talk to when you can't sleep at 3 in the morning. My 2 cents.</p>

<p>agreed with dgebll- on both counts-it is a college experience that you may or may not choose to have-it comes down to personal preference</p>