“I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in a dorm.”
Talking to a friend about this several days ago, I realized just how ridiculous living in a dorm is. But it’s a good ridiculous. Trust me. Since I am an only-child, I was definitely nervous about living with a ton of other guys. Yet, to be honest, it’s easily one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. You are instantly part of a community that provides support, fellowship, fun, and a way to go outside your comfort zone.
Do you want to stay up until 3 am talking about life? Do you want to stay up until 3 am playing Super Smash Brothers, hall soccer, or watching movies? How about weekly hall meetings where you grow relationships through prayer and cookies? Yep, it’s all here.
Weekend beach trips with the hall? Dinners where you all dress up like hobos? Going bowling tied to another person from your brother/sister hall? Random outbursts of music? Of course.
So much happens in the halls every day that it’s literally impossible to summarize it all. My best advice would be to come with an open mind, communication skills, and a genuine desire to have fun with the people you will spend a year of your life with. Also, come to a preview weekend. It’s the perfect way to see whether or not living here is too weird for you or not weird enough.
If you prefer online information, check this page out. Incoming freshman have four living options. If you want to live in a single gender dorm, your options are Adams (girls) and Smith (guys). Engstrom and Trinity are multi-gender, with guys generally living on the bottom floors, and girls on the top floors. You may hear a lot about how each dorm has its own “personality.” Personally, I don’t think that is necessarily true, so just go with wherever you can best see yourself living! You will make friends no matter where you are.
If you have any specific questions, leave me a comment! Hope you all have a great rest of the week.