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Sophomore Dorm Questions

givingsgivings Registered User Posts: 672 Member
My daughter is wondering:

1. Is it reasonable to request a single room for her sophomore year? (She lives on campus now and was fairly high on the housing list last year, as we got her application and deposit in by end of November/early December-ish.)

2. She is considering San Jac, Moore-Hill, Prather or Roberts. Which of these might have LESS freshmen and mostly sophomores? And, are any of these more likely to offer singles?

Thanks for any input.
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Replies to: Sophomore Dorm Questions

  • texas2013texas2013 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    Singles are super expensive, but if money is not a problem, then definitely go for it, because she's probably likely to get one with her place on the list. I live in San Jac right now and it's pretty much ALL freshmen. I've only met about 2 sophomores and most of the sophomores who live in on-campus dorms are transfer students... pretty much all sophomores do not live on campus.
  • givingsgivings Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    thanks for responding about San Jac.

    It sounds like Moore-Hill, Roberts and Prather mostly non-Freshmen?
  • lalalexi08lalalexi08 Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    There are more upperclassmen living in the dorms than you may think. The majority of them, however, reside in Brackenridge, Prather, Roberts, and Moore-Hill. These are smaller dorms that house more upperclassmen than any other dorm on campus. Jester East or West also have upperclassmen living there, but I don't advise it since that's where the majority of freshman on campus live haha.

    I'm not sure if any of those dorms are more likely to offer singles, but you can best bet that your best choices for upperclassmen dorms are those. Hope this helps!
  • cpq1xtbucpq1xtbu Registered User Posts: 765 Member
    I had heard that there were lots of sophomores in San Jac and Duren. Why would a sophomore choose to live in one of the older dorms, if they could get into San Jac or Duren? Is it the price, maybe?
  • givingsgivings Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    Thanks for the responses.

    Daughter's priority is: Single room first, dorm choice second. Price is not so important.

    But if there are more sophomores/upperclassmen in the "other" quad (Brackenridge, Prather, etc.) then she would list them first.

    Duren/Kinsolving are negated due to location.
  • iambored10iambored10 Registered User Posts: 1,573 Senior Member
    Prather is dominantly freshman. I think most dorms are covered in freshman unless your living in Duren.
  • kaygar09kaygar09 Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    Moore-Hill has a lot of freshman as well as upperclassmen. From what several upperclassmen have told me, they've lived at MHD before and even requested the same room. Several people have also lived in other dorms before including San Jac, but prefer MHD more because it's very social.
  • cpq1xtbucpq1xtbu Registered User Posts: 765 Member
    Bump. Does anyone know whether many upperclassmen live in Duren? Is Duren very social?
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    Duren is not generally very social. It is fairly quiet. The rooms are very nice.
  • xtraxtra Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    It is a little bit "off" from campus. one of my HS classmates live there.
  • cpq1xtbucpq1xtbu Registered User Posts: 765 Member
    Does anyone know when the $300 housing deposit is due?
  • M-5M-5 Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    The $300 advance payment is due on or before February 12, 2010.
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