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Last Minute Dorm Questions!

chitowngirl18chitowngirl18 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited May 2010 in University of Chicago
Okay, so today is the last day we're able to change anything on the housing forms, and I am STILL torn between South and Max. I'm a very social person, and these two seem to be the most social. I love that Max is right next to everything, but I also love South's newness. I was able to do a tour of South but not Max, and South is just really pretty because there are huge windows and lots of light and stuff. On the other hand, Max is also fairly new, and you get private bathrooms. Any suggestions? I'm also thinking about joining a sorority-are there more greeks in one dorm vs another?
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Replies to: Last Minute Dorm Questions!

  • kitkatkatiekitkatkatie Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    As far as newness goes, yes, south is newer, but I slept over in both dorms... there isn't much of a difference in terms of the facilities. Both are new enough. Personally, I would go Max first then South... just because Max is so close to everything. And I like the colors. Both dining halls are good, and I think you'd be happy in either. You just can't beat Max's location. I feel like there are more jocks in Max, but there are plenty of non-jocks, too. If you like the culture of both, i'd go for the one with the *arguably* better location.

    I was changing mine up until last night... was going to have Max first... but now it's firmly Snitch, Breck, then Max. :) Unless I can convince myself otherwise in the next couple of hours.
  • kitkatkatiekitkatkatie Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    Oh, another thing-- South is a bit more lounge-centered, whereas in max, people tended to hang out in their (suites) rooms a bit more. I think South has better lounges.... but that's just me. It's not like it's a bunch of closed doors in Max or anything; people still hang out in the lounges a lot. It's just that comparatively speaking, the South lounges have better TVs and more space.... and they have that cool multi level high ceiling thing going for them.

    I met a lot more greeks in Max than in South... but I don't really think there will be much of a difference on that front. I met greeks in all five of the dorms I visited.
  • HonorsCentaurHonorsCentaur Registered User Posts: 1,666 Senior Member
    Also, Max P has language commons-perfect for me! :)
    Max P seems to be slightly better just cause of the location. Midway Plaisance could be a ***** in winter.
  • chitowngirl18chitowngirl18 Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Awesome, thanks for the responses!
    I think I'll switch to Max first, then South... the location is pretty sweet.
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