The majority of freshmen lives in Forest Hall, which is good because of its closeness to Trim Hall. But many freshmen quickly find out that they are not only far away from other halls but from virtually any place except Trim Hall and BABO (located next door). But life in Forest is great, especially for completing school assignments and holding small room parties. The poor souls who get stranded in places like Central, North, or even Coleman Halls for their first year at Babson sometimes wander over to Forest for the frequent peer-mentor help with their business assignments. Since the first-year curriculum is ranked as one of the hardest in the country, many freshmen find themselves lured into the social scene found in dorms like McCullough and some suites in Pietz Hall. The cleanest is probably Pietz, and the dirtiest is McCullough. Depending on specific student interests, everyone (except freshmen) has a choice of housing options.
Rooms are generally in pretty good condition, except some lack in the lighting department, especially Putney Hall, where each room contains a single light bulb located in front of the door entrance. That's why a lot of upperclassmen choose rooms with the track lighting that's found in McCullough. The beds at Babson are extremely uncomfortable and some look unsanitary. Room size is another issue—most dorms have low ceilings and very small floor space. This makes it hard for people to find room for everything, so they lift their bed to fit a fridge, some drawers, and even a desk underneath. Room cleanliness is not a problem at Babson, but lighting and ample room space are sometimes a small hindrance to life on campus.