I work for the DOR and am in and out of every dorm on campus. Obviously, Maple is the nicest. Willow is a little bit nicer than Larch. The rooms in larch aren't the biggest, but the Dens have new furniture, as of last year. Willow and larch are both scheduled to get some facelifting/life cycling done this summer. Not sure what it all includes, assuming new carpet, paint, etc.
I lived in Linden my first two years. And some of the craziest nights I had was when we ventured over to Larch. Though, I had plenty of crazy nights in Linden as well. In short, with the right people surrounding you, it won't really matter where you live. Those first couple of years in college are still a couple of the best of my life. There's nothing else like it. Enjoy...
I loved living in Larch, I lived there with a high school friend on first floor for 4 years, ended up being hall president for a year. Granted, we had 1361 which was one of 2 rooms in the entire building that had its own bathroom, couldn't give that up. We also had one of the best RA's in the building my first few years. Freshman year was 2001, Nick Ford was the RA, some of the best memmories of my life took place there with those guys, wouldn't have traded it for anything.
There were a lot of hot women living there roughly a decade ago. Probably the same now, so its pretty cool to live there.
If you like waking up on the weekends to puke and trash all over the hallways and building you will love Larch.
only nerds live in dorms.
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