University of Alabama '15
Majoring in Advertising
Member since 4/12/2010
A lot of the dorms are suite-styled, so people have their own bedroom and have two bathrooms (if it's a four-person suite), so you share it with one of your roommates. They also come with a kitchen and living room. So it's pretty "suite" (heheee..). There are some traditional dorms as well, like Tutwiler and Paty, but they have their charm. A lot of freshman girls going through recruitment chooses Tutwiler though, since it's so close to sorority row.
I know it's out there, becuase, like... it's college. But I have never seen anyone take drugs, nor have I ever been offered drugs. I wouldn't even know where to go if I wanted some! And I'm in the Greek system.
So, by other words, you can definitely stay out of it, and there's no peer pressure as far as I know. People do drink though, but I wouldn't say you absolutely have to. I drink because I want to, not because I can't have fun without it. I've gone to several parties sober, actually.
In conclusion, I would say UA is just like any other college campus. It's there, you can participate if you want, but you can do whatever feels right for you. Also, we don't party - we just celebrate! Roll tide.
I will be a sophomore wanting the "freshman experience", but this has to be done off campus. Am I the only one?
I am an international transfer student. Though this will be my first year at Bama, it is still technically my second year of school, which makes me not a freshman, which means I can't live on campus. If I could have chosen, I would definitely chosen to live in a dorm - just for the sake of it, and to get to know the campus and the atmosphere (I have never even been to the state of Alabama before). But I guess I have to shake it off and accept the fact that I have to live in an off-campus apartment. Does anyone know what types of crowds normally choose to live off campus? Since this is my first year at an American university, I want to go through rush and all that, and I guess I overall kind of look for that "freshman experience". Will I be only surrounded by juniors and seniors who are all friends from previous years etc.?
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