Living on campus is a lot like Valentine's Day—you either love it or you hate it. There is no in between. Students who love living on campus enjoy it because it's convenient, they can be close to their friends, they can walk to class, and they get free cable and high-speed Internet. Students who hate it dislike the outdated bathrooms, the small rooms, the roommate situation, and the planes from the airport that fly overhead at night. The truth is, living on campus is what you make it. If you move into a dorm thinking that this is going to be the worst experience of your life, it probably will be. If you come in excited about meeting new people and trying new things, you'll be more likely to enjoy living on campus.
The main problem with the dorms is that a lot of them, especially the older ones are in need of repair. Threlkeld Hall, the honors dorm, is the oldest on campus and probably the one in most need of work. The fact that it has no elevators doesn't help either. Most of the other dorms have more modern conveniences. If you're looking for the most comfortable place to live on campus, your best bet is to try Bettie Johnson, Community Park, or Kurz halls. These are newer facilities with more space and amenities than regular dorms, but the university has a hard time filling even these nicer dorms. The problem isn't that the campus housing is bad, but that it's inexpensive to live off campus and older students like the independence it allows them. Overall, however, the campus housing isn't unpleasant, just unpopular for anyone but freshmen.