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[Apr. 15th, 2006|03:16 pm]


I'm attending george washington in the fall but soon we have to sign up for house preferences and I have NO IDEA. I'm not really the "party" type (not that I'm a nun or anything, but I prefer hanging out with friends or going out somewhere instead of the huge party thing) so I've pretty much taken Thurston off the list. So far I'm considering Potomac (although it's hard to gauge its "personality," it looks like it'll be nice and social but not assss social as Thurston), but I've also heard good things about Fulbright. In addition, I got into the Honors program, so I'm not sure if I want to live in THAT dorm... it looks a little tooo much for me, but it's still a consideration. so, if you could share your dorm wisdom, what the dorms are like, which ones are good, etc, that would be fabulous! thanks.

From: thewrittenweird
2006-04-15 10:06 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I'm in Fulbright, and I don't consider myself a "partier" by any means, but if you want to have fun, it's not too hard to go somewhere or start something small here. Also, because it has less of an alcoholics non-anonymous reputation, I'm pretty sure people get away with a lot more stuff (just be safe, don't obnoxiously draw attention to yourself, it's all great).

Also, and this is my favorite part about Fulbright (because I'm lazy), it's close to almost everything. Less than a block from the Metro, a block and a half away from the Marvin Center, not too far from Safeway (which, if you're smart, you'll want to use), and close to most academic buildings (except E Street, which sucks, but even then it's closer than HOVA is). Location, location, location.

That being said, Fulbright's a bit trashy. You get kitchens (which has helped me save a lot of money on food), but they're tiny and really hard to keep clean. Plus, as of the last couple weeks, we have a mice problem. The floors are dirty, our windows don't open, the room is really stiflingly hot, AND you have three roommates to deal with (which can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it). Still, for a freshman dorm, it really does feel like an apartment rather than a cement block with pillows.

Submit your housing application as soon as possible! You can change your rankings of what you want later, but they time-stamp your application, and they place based on how early you get that in. Fulbright was my first choice, and I got it because I put in my application as soon as I could, SO DO IT!
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[User Picture]From: chibi_lurrel
2006-04-15 10:55 pm (UTC)
Your windows don't open? Ours do; you should get Fix-It on that. The mice thing is sort of freaking me out, but I don't know if Fulbright is that much dirtier than any other dorm. Maybe just more infested?
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