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For those accepted and housing......some advice.

CU123CU123 Registered User Posts: 2,721 Senior Member
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.

Replies to: For those accepted and housing......some advice.

  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    Given the notable increase in the size of the Class of '21, it's hardly any surprise that changing after room assignments have been finalized is near impossible for most non-critical issues. Space is probably super tight right now. Class of '22 could well be in the same, making things even tighter. Wonder if they are planning to rely on Vue '53 again?
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 34,953 Senior Member
    This comes up all the time in double rooms at any college. No student should have to be sexiled or share a room overnight with a roommate's romantic partner if they don't want to regardless of university rules. It is fortunate that UChicago students can get a single as a frosh in some cases. But at most colleges frosh students just have to curtail their sex lives a bit so as not to inconvenience their roommates -- doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
  • exlibris97exlibris97 Registered User Posts: 1,006 Senior Member
    @intparent Agree, I think common courtesy would dictate that you request your roommate's "permission" to have your girlfriend/boyfriend stay over. Or a guest for that matter. Sad that rules have to be made for this purpose.
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,740 Senior Member
    My oldest attends another school and the permission thing is part of their res hall rules as well. Veto power is given to all suite mates and apartment mates as long as it’s campus housing. My guess is that it’s part of best practices with the input of legal counsel.
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