For those curious, just visited, so here are frank observations. Over 70% of freshmen are put in triples. Saw three of those triple rooms, as well as the bathrooms and common spaces in two different dorm buildings… The triples were dark, tiny, depressing, poorly lit, dingy, dreary, deeply worn out and extremely overcrowded spaces. The teeny weeny “window seats” in the rooms I saw might fit one person sat cross-legged, but were instead used by the students as storage space, as there just wasn’t enough storage room for three students in those rooms. They would have been fine as doubles. All one could reasonably do in those triples is sleep. Even getting dressed is difficult, as there is not much room to even turn around in. Hallways are narrow and similar to jails. The bathrooms were worse than any motel I have been in. Public, common rooms in the dorms were small, also badly lit, poorly furnished, had all the warmth of common spaces that I have seen in the most run-down of public housing projects that I have visited as part of my job. Toured a lot of colleges with two kids, and these were among the very worst dorms. I am guessing that morale must be very low among freshmen. By contrast, juniors and seniors get terrific, livable apartments, but freshmen really get the worst housing. Skidmore administration is getting away with a lot here, given that earlier threads here suggest the problem has been going on for years. Given the reluctance to show us a dorm, I think the administration must know how bad the triple dorms are. We had connections on campus that let us see more rooms than other tours got… Skidmore should take a page from how Franklin and Marshall cleverly renovated their equally unappealing (and similarly aged) dorm buildings into places with great commons rooms for the residents - so even if the bedroom are awful, students at least have beautiful common areas to hang out in. Bland is okay, but overcrowded is not.