Rowan’s housing situation leaves much to be desired, and unless you are in the townhouses, staying in campus housing is far from living in the lap of luxury. However, this doesn’t mean that the dorms on campus are unlivable, they just aren’t glamorous or anything. With regards to freshman dorms, Evergreen and Willow are the most desirable places to live due to their modernized feel and coed floors. However, Chestnut, Mullica, and Mimosa halls are great for inter-floor mingling despite the fact that the floors are split by gender. All resident students are governed by residential advisers. A position not for the faint of heart, RAs are special individuals. Some RAs can have hang-ups that will make your living experience at Rowan more of a struggle, but there are also RAs who are terrific with great attitudes and a great ability to help students.
The housing lottery experience at Rowan is definitely ulcer-inducing. Where you live for the upcoming year could depend solely on whether your random time slot is desirable or not. However, Residence Life consists of some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet—they will do everything in their power to accommodate as many students as possible, something that’s not always done at other colleges.