Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby Phenylethylamine on Mon May 17, 2010 5:51 pm

We're staying in dorms because, as above, they're cheaper and closer (which also equates to cheaper because you don't have to pay for any type of transportation while you're there).

This will be the first time my team has stayed in the dorms, though; in the three-and-change previous years that I've competed, it's always been a hotel for both States and Nats. The lack of a pool and in-room TV is the biggest problem for my team (we like to swim and play video games, what can I say?); hotel breakfasts aren't usually anything to write home about, anyway. My team always sleeps four to a room/two to a bed, and it's never been a problem for girls or guys.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby tclme elmo on Mon May 17, 2010 7:49 pm

We're in dorms.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby paleonaps on Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:01 am

My roommate and I couldn't figure out how to turn off the dorm air conditioning. We froze to death that night.
I hated the dorms. I don't want to go to college any more.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby freakofnature17 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:12 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:My roommate and I couldn't figure out how to turn off the dorm air conditioning. We froze to death that night.
I hated the dorms. I don't want to go to college any more.

That happened to pretty much all the girls on our team but me and my roommate. They were so mad when they found out the knob to turn the a.c. off was right behind one of the beds. I felt the dorms were so small and cramped, but it didn't matter much to us since we were only in them for like 5 hours each day (that's how much sleep we got!)
I personally feel that dorms would be much better then hotels for all the reasons mentioned above. Part of the whole experience of nationals is seeing all the other SciOly kids from around the country and getting to meet new people. The dorms give you that option, and they're not unbearable that you can't stay in them for just 3 days.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby paleonaps on Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:20 pm

I guess that's true. Still, I couldn't live like that full-time.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby lllazar on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:07 pm

Meh, it depends on how you've been raised, i come from a lower middle class family and im not too picky about dorms when i go on college visits, some parents make a HUGE deal out of it though.

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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby paleonaps on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:11 pm

I just can't do it because it's cramped. Not the living conditions, it's just too small.
I'm upper-middle to upper class, so I'm used to much bigger accommodations.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby andrewwski on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:50 pm

Dorms with AC? Now that's luxury!

Dorming is seriously a great thing to do. Would definitely recommend it, even if you go to college local. There's nothing quite like it.

Yeah, they're small. That's part of it.
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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby lllazar on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:44 am

andrewwski wrote:Dorms with AC? Now that's luxury!

Dorming is seriously a great thing to do. Would definitely recommend it, even if you go to college local. There's nothing quite like it.

Yeah, they're small. That's part of it.


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Re: Nationals: Campus Dorms or Hotels?

Postby paleonaps on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:10 am

Well, I have to. The only places I want to go to college are not local, so I'd better get used to it now.
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