The most important location for students is undoubtedly their homes. The high density of living areas provides ample opportunities to make new friends. Students must carefully consider their housing options in order to enjoy a fruitful year.

Jason Pesick
<p>Students often get stuck living in houses with grimy basements.</p>
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University housing:

Incoming freshmen have very few choices for their first year college residences and are usually stuck on the Hill, a decent distance from anywhere worth visiting. These students, however, are about two miles closer than those stuck on North Campus. While the serenity and famed dining halls of the Burlodge are worth a visit, the rape trail and engineers are best when avoided.

Besides the location of the dormitories, University Housing also dishes out other problems. While most universities pair students up according to numerous preferences, the University Housing assigns students based on very few factors, which can, and often does, lead to tensions and unnecessary angst between roommates.

The limited space in a dorm room also creates issues as roommates bicker over that extra square foot of space in the corner. A loft proves to be a worthwhile investment as it aids in dealing with the limited space and adds to your contentment when the roommate sidesteps and falls off the six-foot ladder.

If a student were to choose to weather out another year in a dormitory, the sophomore status can help land them a better home. Some gain access to the cr

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