This is only going to apply to a few of you but its something to think about.
If your going to have a boyfriend/girlfriend stay in your room (or even if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend) it would behoove you to request a single even if it means living in International house or another non ideal residence. I'm saying this because it has been a problem in my DD house with a couple of house mates. Two of them are very unhappy that there significant other cannot stay in their room because at UChicago the rules state that the roommate must approve of anyone spending the night, which means they have veto power. Changing rooms for this reason is low priority for UChicago housing as one of her housemates has been trying to move to any single room since the start of the quarter with no luck. Just another thought on choosing a room.