The administration likes to promote the College as a community. While most of the time this results in activities that make you feel like you've stepped back into kindergarten or summer camp, living on campus is like having a huge family. There are five living areas at Centenary, and all of them have suite-style rooms, which means absolutely no hall bathrooms. Most students complain about Cline the most. It's noisy, dirty, the rooms are small, and there are eight people in a suite. Students chuck dorm items off the balcony and fill the courtyard fountain with soap and food coloring. If you're looking for the typical college party atmosphere, Cline is the place for you. If you're a guy, you'll probably have no choice, because the other dorms usually fill up with upperclassmen, and there are no all-male dorms.
Hardin is an all-girl dorm, while James Hall is coed and the best dorm to stay in if you want a good community atmosphere without too much noise. Rotary Hall is the best dorm on campus. The suites have a living area and two bedrooms, which each have a private bathroom. It's a nice dorm, but really quiet. Most students would advise living on campus because it's cheaper and easier. All of your classes are no more than a five- to 10-minute walk away, and students are always around if you need help with homework. Don't get discouraged if you hate your dorm your first year. Where you live is determined by your academic standing. The better your grades and the more hours you have, the more likely you will be able to live in the dorm you want.