<p>For all of you guys that have been accepted,[ and everyone else waiting]
which dorm are you considering applying for in the fall?</p>

<p>I really wish we could but you can't choose which dorm you want. You can only choose (if you're a girl) to live in balch, the all-girls dorm. Or you can choose special houses like JAM (just about music) or risley (theater kids). You can request the townhouses, and if you'd like a single/double/triple. But unfortunately you can't pick which specific dorm. If I had to pick, I'd want donlon or ckb.</p>

<p>yeah, you can only pick single/double, co-ed/all girls, etc. And hope for the best! OH yeah, you can request roommate too.</p>

<p>Pray to god you get Dickson. Plenty of party spirit, but quiet enough that you'll get work/sleep done when needed (unlike <em>coughDonloncough</em>). And the fact that it's almost all singles. Trust me, you want a single.</p>

<p>If you request special housing (i.e. Risley or JAM), do you have to apply with essays, short answers, etc.?</p>

<p>I don't think so. I think it's a "check this box" kind of thing, but don't quote me on that.</p>

<p>You just choose to apply to the houses, nothing special is required. All of the dorms on North are nice to live in, so don't stress too much over getting a specific one. I'm living in Mews right now, and it's incredibly nice (Mews and Court-Kay-Bauer are the newest), but no one really hates their dorms (except maybe the low-rise and high-rise people, lol). But wherever you are there will be a bunch of people in the same boat, so don't fret about it.</p>

<p>Just remember to do housing by May 1st (that's what it was last year) -- you'll get more info in the acceptance letter.</p>

<p>Just one thing: the High-Rises and Low-Rises may have a reputation for being anti-social, but I think it's really about what you make of your experience in those dorms. I lived in Low-Rise 7 last year, and I loved it. I had no problems with living there. I don't know anyone (living there in the past or present) who hated their experience in those buildings. No matter what dorm you're in, if you make the effort to go out of your room and be social with people, you'll have a good time. If you stay shut in your room all the time, you're not going to make friends, no matter whether you live in Donlon or the Low-Rises.</p>

<p>I know we can't select which house to live in but does anyone know if what we put on the housing forms influences what house we get assigned to? For example if we put in quiet as opposed to a noisy environment on our housing preferences form, does it prevent us from getting placed in certain houses. Or are these housing preference forms used solely to determine the roommate that we'll get?</p>

<p>To be honest, I'm not really sure whether your preferences really make a difference in the kind of dorm you'll end up living in. I think Housing does its best to try and match you up with a good roommate, but there's only so much they can do in satisfying all your wishes for your dorm environment. For instance, if you choose a quiet environment over a loud one, there's still a chance that you may be placed in a larger dorm.</p>

<p>One thing I did notice though: most of the people living in doubles in my unit (kind of the equivalent of a regular dorm hallway) in Low-Rise 7 had requested each other as roommates. There was only one double that had roommates who didn't know each other previously, but they were both athletes. I don't know whether that was just a coincidence, but maybe Housing thought that roommates who requested each other could adjust better to a smaller, quieter dorm. Still, roommates who request each other end up in all the different dorms, so I don't know if there's much of a method behind the madness.</p>

<p>Freshman-year housing is pretty random in general. No matter what happens, things usually end up well, so I wouldn't worry too much. If you want a quieter environment for studying, there are great places to go in all the dorms and in other places on North Campus .</p>

<p>u def. don't want the low-rises ...</p>

<p>hmmmm interesting. Thanks. Also I want to know why everyone keeps saying the low-rises and high-rises suck. Is it because of the facilities there, the social scene,.....?</p>