Dorms are typically for freshmen and sophomores, although there is no requirement for living on campus. Most students have a good time living in the dorms, until they move off campus and realize what life could be like. There’s a wide range of dorms that students can live in, and there are pros and cons to each. Although the newer dorms, like Barlow, Weldin, Bresseler, and Butterfield, are nicer, cleaner, and in the center of campus, they are more strict, so it is harder for students to drink and be loud here. In the older dorms, like Coddington, Dorr, and Burnside, students are able to get away with a lot more but have to put up with poor living conditions.
All dorms require a student ID to enter, and after 9 p.m., your ID will only work for your dorm, so students can’t freely go in and out of different buildings. All the residence halls differ from one another. Some buildings have balcony rooms and private bathrooms, while others have air-conditioning and community bathrooms. There are two students per room, but when there is a housing shortage, the University will squeeze three in a room. However, students put into a triple will get compensation. If a student isn't satisfied with his living conditions or roommate situation, Housing and Residential Life makes it easy for students to switch rooms. No matter which dorm you live in, you‘ll probably have a memorable time.