All students at Birmingham-Southern are required to live on campus until they are 21 or are of junior status, unless they are local and can live with family. This means that you end up getting to know the people that you go to school with very well. Living on campus is the most convenient option because everything is within walking distance of the dorms, and though the dorms themselves are by no means lavish or impressive, they are equipped with all the necessary things for college life. Some of the dorms include movable furniture, and all of the rooms have a great view of the mountains outside. Each dorm has its own computer lab and free laundry, which are probably the two best features. Also, the Residence Life staff is very receptive to student requests, and they are always trying to find ways to get the halls closer to one another. The RAs, especially, are welcoming and act more like friends than authority figures.
Finally, if you plan on living on campus, you're pretty much guaranteed to have somewhere to stay all four years, because room shortages are not very common. There are also several different styles of dorm living. Some people like living in suites with their friends, while others prefer only one roommate or a single. Either way, there are different options for everyone to try.