Warmth. (floufy) wrote in uw,

More UW dorm-related questions.

Anyway, so I've decided that I'm going to go UW, and I have a few questions about residential halls.

  • Does anyone happen to know (on average) how many rooms there are on each floor of a residence hall? Approximately? but what about just "normal" rooms? I read that some of them have a capacity of nearly 600-700 people. On 11 floors, assuming each room has 2 people, would mean 300 rooms and 30 rooms per floor. It seems awfully big to me. Would this all be in a straight line? Like a hotel? Or more circular?
  • Oh! And how many people have to share one bathroom?
  • Do the residential halls have elevators?
  • What's the difference between an "armoire" and a closet? Dictionary.com says it's "A large, often ornate cabinet or wardrobe." but why don't they just use the word closet then? Which one's bigger?
  • Coming from a high school with *really* nice seniors, are people hostile to freshman?
  • How easy is it to get an internship or a chance to study abroad in Seattle?
  • Is theft common? I went http://ope.ed.gov/security/index.asp and looked up UW.
  • What'a realistic amount of things to bring. Purses/shirts/shoes/books/DVDs/cds, etc. My count is at around 10 DVD's plus about 20+ SEASONS of random tv shoes. (Simpson's, Friends, etc). This'll add up to about a hundred DVD's. I think I have a tendency to over-pack.

I probably seem very anal. I'm sorry, um, I think the reality that I'm going to attend university is really hitting home right now and I'm worried about all the little things.

Oh, one last comment. I've already had my 18th birthday, but if I STILL don't have a signature that's identical every time I write it, and my parents want to set up a bank account for me, is that possible?

Thanks. :D This is saving me from calling UW every twenty minutes at 3 am because of the time difference, not to mention pay 5 bucks a minute.
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