Dorms!

<p>So, what are the best dorms at Truman? The two people I met with there said "the one I'm living in of course." So they made it sound as if there wasn't much difference. Personally, I'd rather leave in the suites if it doesn't matter (cost isn't a factor), but I don't believe that they are "all the same." Any input would be much appreciated! More than the basic.. has carpet, closet.. etc. I want to know about the student life, noise level, etc. Are there parties? Although I know they say it's a dry campus.</p>

<p>So from what I've heard, Centennial and Missouri are the best dorms on campus, mainly because both house a fairly large number of students and because both offer a large number of facilities.</p>

<p>Centennial: Suite style bathrooms, co-ed by room, large main lounge, computer lab, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, dining facility within the building</p>

<p>Missouri: single-gender wings, communal bathrooms by wing, computer lab, laundry facilities, dining room within the building (I don't think that this is a dining facility though)</p>

<p>I'm actually looking into the west campus suites, I think. I'm just not sure what I'm looking for in my "dorm life."</p>

<p>smart.cookie - I don't think you mean coed by room. That would be a bit radical.</p>

<p>My S lived in Missouri 2 years, it is very nice as dorms go. But the dining room is a cafeteria. It is quite large in fact.</p>

<p><a href="http://reslife.truman.edu/information/handbook/index.asp#Dining"&gt;http://reslife.truman.edu/information/handbook/index.asp#Dining&lt;/a> Hours</p>

<p>What do people do for fun in Kville?</p>

<p>@fallenchemist:
Coed by room means each suite is same gender but the floor isn't all one gender (i.e. men and women reside in alternating suites)</p>

<p>cookie - I know, it just sounds funny. So I guess a college radical enough to have coed rooms would have to say "coed within rooms', lol. I was just yanking your chain, as they say. When are you leaving for Kville (I like that name, kiterunner)?</p>

<p>Speaking of which, most of the fun is on campus and within the Greek scene. Kville is definteily a small town, so not much to offer outside of the college. There is a nice multiscreen theater. 8 screens maybe? Something like that. The largest town with more to offer is Columbia, about 80 miles. That of course is the main campus of the University of Missouri, and a sizable town to support that and some independent industries. St. Louis is 3 hours, and I think Des Moines Iowa is 2 hours. So students will plan the occasional major trip to the city, but otherwise you really want to get involved in campus life, be that Greek or various clubs/organizations. The upside is that you tend to develop even closer relationships with your classmates, the downside is you can get a bit of "cabin fever" with such lilmited off campus resources.</p>

<p>@fallenchemist:</p>

<p>Haha I get what you're saying about that phrase. I guess you become blind the the oddness of certain phrases when you see them thousands of times on CC.</p>

<p>I am leaving for Kirksville tomorrow morning (8:00 a.m. flight, 5:00 a.m. wake up time <=== eww) and my interview is at 3:00. I hope all goes well :)</p>

<p>It will! Good Luck!</p>

<p>shay...i was originally looking at the west campus suites too but I have heard that they are more like hotels than like dorms. I think that for my first year I want a dorm experience and so I'm looking at Dobson for my first choice. I was thinking maybe the next year I'd go to the west campus suites and enjoy my own bathroom!</p>

<p>anyone else know what dorm they want to live in?</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm unsure. I want the "freshman experience" but then again, I don't think I'd mind the quietness, my own living room, AND bathroom. Oh yeah, also a closet! Otherwise, I think I'm looking at Missouri. I'm not sure what the differences are between them besides the obvious sizes, dining facilities, and basic necessities.</p>

<p>@horsegal319,
I want to live on West Campus.</p>

<p>shay and kiterunner....are you both going to Truman for sure then? I am almost positive that I will be going there next year too!</p>

<p>I won't know until April until I find out my other decisions!!</p>

<p>Just as an FYI, due to some recent change in the law (someone else can give you the details--I don't know them) a number of "name" schools such as the Univ of Chicago offer the option of mixed gender dorm rooms/suites. But, the student has to ask for them, and at U of C, it's available only to 2nd yrs and above.</p>

<p>U of C isn't the only school to offer this option--there are others that I can't think of immediately. But, it's always something that the student as to ask for/agree to.</p>

<p>I think at the U of C only a very small percentage of students (2%?) chose this option.</p>

<p>And, I doubt they'll be offering it anytime soon at BYU.</p>

<p>The option seems fine to me if all parties are agreeable.</p>

<p>What do people think about rooming coed by room? Is that weird?</p>

<p>In hindsight, I had a couple of platonic male friends that I could have shared a dorm room with--esp if it was a suite-type situation.</p>

<p>It's very common for men and women who aren't in a relationship to share apartments. Why not a dorm room? </p>

<p>FYI--I think offering a mixed-gender dorm room would be no big deal if the floor was already a coed floor.</p>

<p>I'm not sure if I'm going to Truman. I have to wait until my other decisions come out in April. It's definitely an option, though. And @otheretc, are you saying Truman offers mixed gender dorm rooms?</p>

<p>No, I mean girl room, then boy room, then girl room. I wonder how the atmospheres are different versus gender by wing.</p>

<p>OH. Okay I understand. I wouldn't really have a problem with it. Sounds fun.</p>