If you want spacious rooms with kitchen appliances and private bathrooms, come to Samford. For freshmen, Vail, a women's dormitory, contains a flat screen television, pool table, ping-pong table, and piano in its lobby. Its movie room, which must be rented for use, is an especially popular hangout for friends who want to watch movies on a big screen with surround sound while reclining on comfy, enormous bean bags. Smith, a freshman men's dormitory, also houses a ping-pong table and big television, promoting male bonding time especially during football season. Unlike Vail and Smith, Pittman, for women, has suite-style bathrooms and bigger rooms with brighter walls. It recently received a lobby makeover and now contains nicer couches and a much bigger television accompanied by a DVD player.
For upperclassmen, Beeson Woods, a long walk from the cafeteria but easy with a bike, is a community all on its own. Students love the closer locations of buildings, and freshmen look forward to personal bathrooms and living areas to share with their suitemates of choice. Furthermore, each building except Evergreen contains a kitchen where students can cook their favorite foods to their hearts' content. Not to be outdone by the freshman dorms, Beeson Woods also contains "The Underground," which is a large room next to Rosa Hall containing a ping-pong table, pool table, piano, and a big television surrounded by couches. This is the perfect place to relax, do some homework, and hang with friends without having to make the long trek to the library or food court. Student apartments, which are not found in Beeson Woods but instead near the football stadium, are popular with students who do not wish to pay so much for housing and desire a full-size kitchen. Perhaps the only disadvantages to living here would be the long distance from friends in Beeson Woods and lack of a scenic view.