Which dorm is right for me?

<p>I was wondering which dorm(s) are right for me. I am a spring admit and will have to fight for housing and I want to know ahead of time which places I should pounce on if I get the opportunity. Also, I am a guy (if that is pertinent). Here is what I am looking for, ideally:</p>

<p>1) Social, close to parties, not "removed" from other freshmen, etc...
2) Access to a kitchen of some sort (I like to cook and eat healthy)
3) Preferably a bathroom I don't have to share with like fifty dudes, the less the better =)
4) Some sort of lounge area or common room would be cool
5) Not a dungeon, i.e. roomy, windows (no bars on windows), an outside that doesn't resemble a military bunker</p>

<p>P.S. I know that there is no dorm that fulfills all of my criteria, and that some of it may be contradictory, for instance the most social dorms might be the ones with the fifty dudes to one bathroom ratio; however, what I am looking for is a place that isn't too far at one extreme or another. So I wouldn't mind being in a less social dorm if I only had to share my bathroom with one other person, as long as the dorm wasn't way off in the boonies where no one ever goes.</p>

<p>Haha those are the exact same things I'm looking for, though I don't quite need a kitchenette! I know there's some suites/apartment type dorms where there's two rooms for 2 people each (4 total) that has a mini living room and kitchenette, but it seems rather remote if I recall correctly.</p>

<p>Seems like you don't belong in a dorm. Why don't you go for freshman apartments like century? I know plenty of people who are happy there. You can also try parkside apartments, its right on campus. Troyhall/troy east would work too but I don't know if they let freshman in there.</p>

<p>fluor tower</p>

<p>Yeah, you're not going to get all of those in a freshman dorm, because none have ktichens. But according to what you said, I think Fluor Tower (which is suite style) would be the best for you.</p>

<p>Whats the difference between Fluor Tower and Parkside?</p>

<p>I've looked through the virtual tour for Fluor Tower and it is huge. How many people live together 8, same with Parkside</p>

<p>Also if I want to live in a residential hall like New/North or Birnkrant, how spacious/clean is it. Also how are the communal bathrooms and how clean are they? How are they set up and is there a kitchen?</p>

<p>Fluor Tower has a common area (a living room and its pretty huge) and a kitchenette. Parkside does not. </p>

<p>There are 8 people in a suite in Fluor. In Parkside, it's anywhere from 6-8(i think).</p>

<p>I live in Birnkrant. It's pretty clean. Staff comes and cleans the bathroom every day. The rooms are a decent size. There are no kitchenettes. None of the dorms have them.</p>

<p>Is Brinkrant too social? Would it suit a kid who is friendly but also likes his own downtime?</p>

<p>me722, do you live in a triple?</p>

<p>Stalls for showers or open?</p>

No, Birnkrant isn't TOO social. It's just right. If you want to chat with your floormates, it's definitely do-able b/c their doors will probably be opened. If you want to do homework in your room, there is no craziness in the halls that will disturb you. So yes, it would suit someone who is social, but likes downtime. </p>

I don't live in a triple (I live right across from one, though)- I live in a double.</p>

There are stalls for showers. They either have doors/curtains for privacy.</p>

<p>^ How often do things get stolen from triples?</p>

<p>I'm not gonna be in the dorm very often, so i'm a little concerned about whether or not my stuff will still be there when i get back haha</p>

<p>If you lock your door then nothing will get stolen, unless your roommates steal it. Then you've got bigger problems.</p>

<p>Bringing this thread up for your informaton......</p>