omg, i hate freshman dorms so much. i had the most miserable experience freshman year- since them i've mostly lived in the upper-classmen dorms, which have private single rooms in suite style groupings, and everything is new and much nicer (and quieter- fewer false fire alarms pulled in the middle of the night lol)- can't do apartments cause they require a year long lease and i have to coop every other quarter so i can't be bound by that. but freshman dorms.... (shudders)
so my freshman year, i was put in a quad- one room, a 3/4 height partition wall, and 4 lofted beds. standard cinderblock walls, linoleum floor, and drafty windows that don't really open- all courtesy of the 60's. my three roommates were straight and ugly, and had ZERO sense of hygiene; they didn't change their bedding once all year that I ever saw, except when going home at the end of each quarter briefly, and they themselves always smelled bad. they threw huge parties in our tiny room several times a week, for which i'd try to be away, and would pack like 30 people in the closet of a room- so it'd get trashed, and then they'd never clean up.
SERIOUSLY, they didn't do one thing to clean the room all year.
and i wasn't gonna clean up their messes like a maid- i cleaned my own area and my own messes, and frequently asked them to clean theirs- but they said they didn't mind the mess so if i had a problem with it it was my duty.
so we had dustbunnies the size of your head. the floor was sticky with spilt alcohol. it then got velveted with dust. someone had lit paper on fire and melted it into the linoleum at some point. another had puked in the middle of the floor.... and my roomates only put a newspaper over it- so i had to learn to leap barefoot over the dried pile every night to get to the bathroom (don't even get me started on the horrors of a floor bathroom). some drunkass jeggermeistered our water purifier, and some clepto drunk chick kept stealing my stuff and not remembering where she put it- i lost a versace tshirt, a bunch of abercrombie shirts, a gold pendant, and a boot- yes, a single and very expensive boot. and those are just the things i remember missing. oh and they built this 'fort' between two of their beds with black sheets and christmas lights, and would hook up with ugly girls or just play loud video games in it until the early morning while i had to sleep for my exams or project critiques. oh- haha- just remembered this- they had a george foreman grill and plates that they used once, got realllll nice and greasy, then left on the counter for months. i kept asking them to clean it and they never did. so when the mold fuzz was about an inch thick on all of it, i threw the whole mess away. haha they were like... 'duuude, where's the grill??' i just gave them an innocent stare.
and then there were the temperature wars. one of them was from florida and was always cold, even when the room was sweltering, which was often.
perhaps the worst part of the whole year was just having to jack off in the showers, due to no privacy in the room.
worst experience of my life- glad i endured it so i can brag about it, but seriously. seriously? there were even cockroaches. the school really turns a blind eye to the freshman dorms.