sixth dorms or apartments?

<p>been getting lots of mixed reviews bout both the dorms and apartments? which is better? willing to hear all sorts of opinions</p>

<p>if you're an incoming freshman, regardless of which is considered "better", i'd suggest living in the dorms as a way to make lots of social connections. you'll have the opportunity to live in apartments as a 2nd year so why not branch out? pretty much every dorm is the same, with the exception of revelle (the oldest but still not bad at all in my opinion) and ERC (the newest)</p>

<p>Agree completely... as a freshman you want to live in the dorms to make the most friends. Apartments will likely contain mostly 2nd years who already have their social groups and different classes. Dorms allow you to connect with people who are your year and who are taking some of the same GEs as you.</p>

<p>I'm a first year in the sixth apartments atm, and I love it (mostly because I'm close to the dining hall and I have my own room... and we get a full kitchen (stove, fridge, sink, no microwave though).</p>

<p>You will be living with other first years in the apartments if you choose to (for Sixth) The biggest factor influencing my choice was that I really wanted a single or a double, and in the dorms you will probably get a triple (20% doubles, 80% triples about). </p>

<p>In relation to social connections, it really isn't hard to go over to the dorms and hang out with people. You'll meet a lot of people from taking CAT alone, but the dorms will provide a better (easier to attain) social experience... but at the cost for either living in a triple or if you're really lucky a double.</p>

<p>gotritonsgo, thanks ..
seriously... you can reply without using words like that.</p>

<p>I agree with the general idea. living in the dorms is an experience you only get once. and you are guaranteed a spot in the on-campus apartments second year. why not try out the res halls as a freshman?</p>

<p>some people get really lucky with roommates, while others have to make more compromises and may not entirely enjoy the experience (trying to be mild in my description here :)). but you'll never know, you could make great friends in the dorms, you have to give it a try.</p>

<p>What's wrong with living in the apartments twice?</p>

<p>Plus, haven't you already submitted your housing information (roommate preferences/room preferences)... seems kind of late right now doesn't it?</p>

<p>If you haven't, you'll probably end up getting an apartment anyways since the dorms can't house every incoming Sixth student.... so in that case go for the single haha. Don't worry though (if this is the case), you will 100% be living with first years... and all your dorm friends will more or less be jealous haha.</p>

<p>Happy was probably mad, it happens. Relax people.</p>

<p>Note: woops, as long as you signed your 2 year contract thing pretty early (different from the preferences/selection page), you could still get in the dorms.</p>

<p>I would live in the dorms -- I just finished my first year of Sixth as well.</p>

<p>My friend who chose to live in the apartments ended up hanging out with my building mates, so I would highly recommend the dorms.</p>

<p>Dorms all the way. Size of the room should not really matter, unless you have an illness. It's a better way to meet people and learn from other people's habit. I am living in the apartment my second year with my RA from the dorms along with a warren student (hurray RAs with picking roommates :) ).</p>

<p>I have another question on this subject.... On the housing contract you pick Housing Type and then you pick Room Type. Just say you pick Apartment / Double, but that's not available, so how would they determine your next choice? Would they give you Double in a Dorm, or Single in an Apartment?</p>

<p>Hmm. I'm not really sure to be honest. Though hopefully you'll get that double. You could get a single in the apartments (not sure if that makes sense since it's more expensive)... or if you're really lucky a double in the dorm (recalling that it's roughly 20% doubles and 80% triples), but it really depends on how early you signed the 2-year housing contract.</p>