All dorms have their perks, and most have their downfalls. The students in Day and Flint Halls live on Mount Olympus, literally and figuratively, but you must field more than 150 stairs to get to the top. Brewster and Boland dorms are the farthest away from campus. That fact allows them to get away with being one of the nicest renovated dorms on campus. Sadler and Lawrinson halls are at the bottom corner of campus where nothing social ever happens, except if you want to meet up at the Carrier Dome that is an arm’s reach from the other dormitories.
The dorms that students have no major qualms include: Kimmel, Marion, Shaw, Booth, Dellplain, Haven, Watson, and Ernie Davis Halls. With the exception of Shaw, Ernie Davis, Kimmel, and Marion, all these dorms primarily house upperclassmen. They are also located closer to the main campus, as well as Marshall Street, Comstock and Walnut avenues—prime party locations. If you end up in an open or split double, cross your fingers for the split. This way, if you and your roommate clash in any way, you have some separation between you. This split double design is not offered at many universities, and it is a welcome addition to SU.