To put it politely, campus housing is a tad tight when it comes to room sizes. To put it bluntly, the rooms are WAY too small to expect two or even three students to live comfortably together. Each room can be 165 to 184 square feet; that means if two people are living together, each only gets 82 to 92 square feet to fit their entire lives they dragged from home.
Whether or not you like living in the dorms doesn’t relate to size as much as it does to whether or not you and your roommate get along. If you get a fun roomie, you scored big! If you got an awful roommate, you’re out of luck until you can figure out a way to trade rooms. The real reason most people live in the dorms is that it’s a great way to meet new people and socialize. Many students claim that you can’t have the full college experience until you’ve survived at least a year living in the dorms. Living in the dorms allows you to partake in more activites on campus and lets you avoid the horror that is parking and make it to class more easily.
The Residential Suites are much more spacious than the dorms, and something to consider after your first year, as they quickly fill up with upperclassmen. The Suites have their own kitchens, which is a nice change from eating at the Commons at least twice a day. Vista Café is conveniently close to the Suites, as well. A third option for campus housing is the University Village apartments. Most upperclassmen choose to live here because it gives them a little more freedom when it comes to parties and choosing their roommates, while still allowing them to be really close to campus. All apartments are fully furnished, although the furnishings that come with the apartment are bland, and they don’t allow you to bring your own tables or chairs to spice things up.