While some dorms may offer more spacious and attractive living spaces, and others host more eccentric bands of students, all campus housing is clean and livable. Warren, Wilson, and Bundy are popular dorms due to their recent facelifts, though some students contend that they are overly sterile and do not offer the same bonding experiences as OA, EH, and Barrett. EH and Barrett kids are notorious for their work ethic, and Hoerner (the quiet dorm, said to be designed by a prison architect) is in a class of its own. If you're a social butterfly, steer clear, or you'll end up feeling more like a caterpillar in a cocoon. Most students continue living in campus housing for most or all of their college career, tending to move out of dorms and into theme houses and friendship houses as sophomores and upperclassmen. Theme houses offer an opportunity for students with common interests to live together and build a community around shared languages, belief systems, or passions. By senior year, most students apply for friendship houses with a group of buddies or Brick City (a College-owned neighborhood of faculty and upperclassman apartments).
If you want to stay on campus all four years, Residence Life will be delighted, and you shouldn't have too much trouble accommodating your maturing demands. The only nightmare is the housing selection process, complete with lottery numbers, consensus processes, and pure dumb luck of the draw.