At Ripon, the dorms are referred to as "residence halls" or "res halls," and there is a bit of variety. The first-years are generally thought to have the nicer rooms, despite the fact that they are in the older buildings. First-years generally occupy Tri-Dorms, Johnson Hall, and Scott Hall, and "the Quads," which include Bovay, Mapes, Brockway, and Anderson, are reserved for upperclassmen. Lastly, there are the Campus Apartments, which are reserved for upperclassmen, typically seniors, and require an application and decent grades in order to get in.
In Tri-Dorms and Scott Hall, there is a suite option where two double bedrooms are joined by a common room, offering a little extra room to students. Otherwise, the rooms are doubles or singles. Housing comes based on seniority and then GPA, and is done with a room lottery. There is no guarantee when it comes to rooms. It is uncommon for sophomores or first-years to have singles because the seniors and juniors usually snatch them up first. The Quads are generally noisier and a little more rundown. All of the buildings are kept clean by an amazing and incredibly friendly housekeeping staff. The res halls are close to classes, and even the Quads, which are farther away from the academic buildings, are but a short walk.