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About housing..

nrseriesnrseries Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
So I read a couple reviews,
it seems like A-I is the better dorm to go,
since Lothian is divided into West and East.
Apparently West is the worst, so I'm not gonna gamble and just gonna go straight to A-I.
What I want to ask, is about the bathroom.
On the housing packet, it stated that A-I and Lothian are "Community Bath", and Pentland is "Shared Bath", I would want a detailed definitions of the two cuz it seems like they are different and I'm really picky when it comes to bathroom.
Another thing is parking, are freshman allowed to bring their cars to Riverside?
Somehow I couldn't look up the cost on UCR’s website but, how much would a permit be?

thanks in advance!!
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  • nrseriesnrseries Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    In addition to housing,
    I want to know about orientations.
    I have not yet made plans for the summer yet, but very possibly I will be out of the country.
    But I have been hearing things about attending the early sessions, what are the benefits of going to the early ones? Guarantee the classes I want to take?
    If my schedule doesnt work out I can only attend the last one in mid-August, would it be "the end of the world"?

    Thanks!
  • 4232711942327119 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Bathrooms:
    -Community Bath: For each hall in A-I/Lothian, there is one communal bathroom for each sex. There are curtains for the showers, so it is still private in a sense.
    -Shared Bath: For each hall in Pentland, there are two showers and two toilets(unless you live in the same hall as a resident adivisor, then there is one of each because only 4 people live in the hall) that are shared for 8-10 people. These are way more private and in my opinion, make Pentland the better dorm.

    Parking:
    -Freshman living in the dorms are allowed to have a car. This school year, it was $56 per month to have a residential housing parking permit.

    Orientation:
    -In my experience, going to the first orientation doesn't necessarily mean you get better classes. For example, last year I had the second to last orientation date and I was freaking out that I would not be able to get a class in my major (Sociology). But, when I went to orientation, my academic advisor told us that there were a certain number seats reserved in Sociology classes for each orientation date to ensure that freshmen get the classes that they need. It's not the end of the world, and you will most likely get the classes you need to take. And even if you don't, every time you register for classes, it does get easier to get the classes that you want.
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