A Housing Primer
As a first-year student, or even as a transfer, students are not
given much choice in where they live. However, after that first year,
students are given some choices. Here's a primer that
includes phrases you might hear your student mention and some bits of
information about each type of housing so you can help her make the best
Types of Housing
Residence Hall: These are large halls that typically house students on straight
corridors. Some have common area bathrooms and some have semi-private
Apartments: This refers to housing for
groups of four. They may have different configurations that
include either two double bedrooms, or four single rooms.
Single Room: These rooms are often sprinkled
throughout the residence halls. Single rooms are also
available as a part of an apartment or suite.
Greek Housing: Available within Lakeside Housing, Greek housing allows students to live among fellow members of their fraternity or sorority.