There are four residence communities on campus: Crawford, Gage (A Tower and Maverick Hall), Julia Sears, and McElroy. Maverick Hall is a freshman-only dorm; freshmen are not required to live there, although many do. Gage as a whole is thought of as the worst dorm on campus. However, in the next few years, it will be knocked down and a new dorm will take its place. Julia Sears is the newest building on campus and is composed of suites with private bathrooms. Crawford and McElroy are in the process of being renovated and are in pretty good shape. Most people like to live in the dorms, and the Residence Hall Association does a good job of making it an even better place.
Most freshmen live on campus but some do move off campus. Overall, most of the students who live on campus agree that it's not the dorms that make the experience, it's the other people living in the dorms with you. So, do not be afraid to get a double room, and ignore the stereotypes—not all roommates are bad. While some people get roommates from hell, many become close friends with them or are at least civil with each other. Overall, the dorm experience is one that all freshmen should take in.