For your first two years at LMU, you have a variety of options for dorm life. Freshmen have many options. If you're into partying, try Whelan and Rosecrans, two of the older dorms. If you're more interested in some quiet time, try Sullivan or Huesman. Overall, though, every dorm has its fans, and students who obtain housing are happy with their new home. Newer apartments like O'Malley are beautiful and contrast significantly with the old, rundown look of Hannon and Tenderich. However, don't complain too much, because after sophomore year, you'll replace a crowded dorm with an expensive apartment. Housing is not guaranteed, or even likely, for upperclassmen, and right now there is a major housing crisis. There is relief in sight, but until then, current sophomores, juniors, and seniors are stuck making off-campus arrangements.
Dorms are well-equipped with a reasonable amount of closet and drawer space. Students who are unhappy with sharing a bathroom with an entire floor can opt for one of the many suites on campus. Non-smoking and quiet dorms are available. Overall, the dorms offer students a variety of room types and buildings. The trick is getting a spot after your sophomore year.