So while everyone else on here has been getting their schedules or meeting their badass society changing teams I’ve been waiting impatiently just to find out where I’ll be living this year (oh quarter system, why must you torture me so!?)
Anyway yeah housing came out at like 2am this past Friday and oh my god the 2016 UChicago facebook group has just sort of been like
for the past week. I’m fairly sure that people actually got up at 2 in the morning to see what dorm they’re in and who their roommate(s) is. To use a Hogwarts analogy it was sort of like if you crossed a Harry Potter book release with a Harry Potter house sorting ceremony and then just smooshed it together on the internet.
Since I got in EA and deposited in, like, January, I was pretty sure I was going to get my first choice dorm and, success! I did. I am now a proud resident of Snell-Hitchcock, or Snitch-cock as it is affectionately called and, come on,
LOOK AT THAT BUILDING. (By the way this photo is not mine) I used the earlier Hogwartian metaphor because, come on, it’s no secret that I’m secretly going to Hogwarts (this is actually a key part of Chicago’s pitch, but it makes a lot of sense.) Also the Maryland admissions rep, who is an alumnus and also just generally an awesome person, stayed in Snitch-Cock and absolutely loved it apparently. I’m also going to be a part of the Hitchcock house. Houses are basically like little mini communities within dorms, usually comprised of about 50-200 students. They also usually make up the teams for Scav. The Snitchcockers (wow that sounds like a really bad Harry Potter innuendo) are also famed Scav-ers so I will have a lot to live up to this May when Scav-sanity commences.
Also, I have a roommate! She is from the Long Island-ish area and is a prospective Philosophy major (a fitting match for a prospective religion major) and seems pretty awesome. She’s interested in theatre as well so hopefully we shall traipse around both the campus and the city seeing awesome theatre and generally having a jolly old time of it. We are also thinking of making philosophic movie night a thing, starting with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead which neither of us have seen (I’ve seen the play but not the movie.) I am very much open to suggestions if you have any!
So yes all in all, I’m glad with how housing seems to have worked out. Now I just have to get through the next six weeks before college starts (once again, quarter system why you gotta be that way?) by amassing dorm things, scoping out Chicago appropriate clothing and hanging around Mei at Hopkins like an aloof but still lost kitten. *Sigh* Snell-Hitchcock I’m coming to you soon!