Dorm rooms can be tricky. You can usually request a building or living area you want to stay in, and the type of room you want. Some people might want to live in a single room close totheir classes, but others might want a double or triple that is closer to the sports field or dining hall ;). Regardless of your choices, you might not always getwhat you want...but here are some pro's and con's. Any living situation can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.
Single Room: A single room can be pretty cool. You don't have roommates to worry about! You don't have to go through the stress of finding a roommate or getting stuck with someone you wouldnt be able to live with. You have alot of privacy and you can come and go as you please. If you wanted to have friends over, you could do so without having to check to make sure no one would mind. Sounds pretty great right? I wouldn't mind being in a single room especially because you'll still make a lot of friends on your floor or if you're in a suite. However, single rooms could get a little lonely since most peoples first few weeks will be spent with roomies because no one really knows each other yet. Also, single rooms are usually much smaller.
Double Room: This is pretty much the standard in dorms. Two roommates in one room, sometimes in a suite and sometimes in a reg
ular hallway. This is probably the most common type
of room and the most preferred. It's nice to have someone in the room with you and to pick out some decorations with. Some roommates turn out to be best friends. There is always the chance you might not like your roommate, but you never know until you try.
Triples: Here's where it gets a little tricky. I'm living in a temporary triple this year like most of my grade because they over-accepted students (ha ha). It's probably going to be really crowded, and we wont have alot of room to just have stuff laying around. There's gonna have to be a bunk bed and a single bed, and I know everyone wants the single bed (Just to not start an argument I said I'd take the bottom bunk because that's better than the top...). A triple can be fun though, you can split the cost of things like the fridge, tv, and even an extra dresser incase you need it. Plus, the more the merrier, right? :)
There's perks to everything. You might not have gotten the exact building thats right next to all your classes, but maybe you have a nice view or are closer to the gym or library...You never really know until you get there and see your exact room for yourself :)