Zack and Cody have nothin’ on us.
Like Buns vs. Al’s Burger shack (Buns all the way) we have suite style vs. hall style. While both have their merits and can be debated for a LONG time, we’re not going to do that today. Instead, we’re going to talk about something that’s perhaps a little less known: SUPER SUITES!
What is a Super Suite…and why haven’t I heard of it?
Super suites are exactly what they sound like: SUPER suites. In other words, you take everything that a suite (like in HOJO, Craige, Ehringhaus, etc.) has to offer, then you knock out a wall and make the one room a living room.
So now instead of a traditional 8 person suite, you have a 6 person suite, a living area, and finally a door to separate the toilet from the sinks!
This is obviously a pretty obvious choice for tight knit friend groups, but why don’t more people know about it? That’s because as far as rooms go, they’re pretty rare. So rare, they’re only found in one residence hall, Morrison. Even more rare, they’re only on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors. If you get a super suite, you are one lucky duck. You can get extra info on them on the Housing Website!
Will I like living there?
The SUPER question here is, what is it like living there? Will I like it, is it for me? We had a current super suite resident answer some questions for us to help you decide if the super suite life is for you!
Q: Why did you want to live in a super suite?
A: I thought it would be a good transition between living in a traditional dorm and living in an apartment.
Q: You have lived in a super suite for the past 2 months. What is the best thing/your favorite thing about living in a super suite?
A: You can have a private space and still have a more public space where you can chat with people you live with but you’re not obligated to because you still have your own space.
Q: Do you think this makes you a more social person?
A: Yes, I would say. I think this makes me more social than if I was living in a room with just one person.
Q: What is your least favorite thing about living in a super suite?
The bathroom situation. Since no one is cleaning it daily, you have to figure out the situation very early on such as toilet etiquette, shower etiquette, cleaning etiquette etc. Sometimes it can be hard to coordinate that if you’ve never had to worry about it before.
Q: Do you think after living here you would prefer the super suite above anything else?
Yes, I really like it here because it’s so spacious and nice. I lived in Granville last year and I definitely like the supersuite more even though Granville is pretty big also.
What is it going to cost me?
There it is folks! If you’re thinking about cost, super suites are $3,585/student/semester. That’s slightly more expensive than the $3,240/student/semester, (You do get your own little living room after all.)
If for some reason you don’t manage to get a super suite, a good alternative is a Ram Village apartment with double occupancy rooms. You get an extra bathroom per pair, a kitchen, and a living room for less than 200 dollars extra. (In case you were wondering, the rate for that kind of apartment is $3,709/student/semester).
You should always consider all your options before making a decision, but as far as decisions go, this one is a pretty easy one!
Happy housing folks, and may the odds be every in your favor!
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!