The residential housing is very unique here at Eau Claire. Each dorm has its own personality. For example, Governors Hall is said to house people with great personalities, and Towers is supposedly a party hall. The dorms are very small, and some are cleaner than others. Some rooms may have mold, so be sure to tell your resident assistant if you smell anything that would resemble that. Otherwise they are well taken care of, and past students who have lived in the rooms are required to clean everything before they leave for the summer.
The dorms are convenient and very close to classes. A typical walk from a residence hall to Lower Campus is about 10 minutes. The halls provide a very social environment if you take the initiative. Knock on your neighbors doors; introduce yourself to maximize your exposure to other people and possible friends. RAs will often organize events for each wing, or you may even have whole-hall events where you can meet people from other floors and wings in your building. Take advantage of this because these events will slow down as the year goes on. Enjoy your time here at the dorms because it is a very valuable experience.