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Tips to Finding the Perfect Roommate

We realize that it’s only been a few weeks since you received your letter of acceptance to Butler University. We also know you’re already starting to think about who you’ll be living with next year. With only 231 days left until move-in day, it’s perfectly fine to start thinking about whom you’ll be bunking with this August.

As a reminder, your housing forms will be sent once you’ve submitted your deposit. Since you’ve never lived on a college campus before, we wanted to familiarize you with Butler University’s Residence Life. Live-in staff play a huge part in the development and management of our residential communities. In addition, our staff members promote student development through a variety of programs for groups as well as individual interactions. A Resident Assistant (RA) lives on each unit in the residence halls to help students’ transition to college and maximize their experience. A full-time Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) manages each residence hall. One or more faculty members live in each residence hall to facilitate a living learning community.

Now that you know a bit more about how Butler operates, here’s a list of tips to helping you choose your perfect ‘roomie’:

  1. Get a roommate that is like you. You’ve heard that opposites attract? That’s not always the case when it comes to college roommates. If you’re sloppy then make sure to get a sloppy roommate. If you’re a clean freak then make sure to get a clean freak roommate. If you’re a quiet person then get a bookworm roommate. If you love to go out every Friday night then get a roommate that likes to go with you. Be sure to get a roommate that is similar to you and nobody will complain about a messy room or loud music.
  2. Live with someone you don’t know. It probably sounds like a good idea to live with a friend as opposed to a complete stranger, but this isn’t always the case. Just because you’re friends with someone doesn’t mean that you’re compatible as roommates. We suggest having Residence Life pick your roommate for you (they have a very high success rate) or finding your roommate on the Class of 2017 Facebook page.
  3. Set expectations from the beginning. Before you even arrive for move-in day, let your roommate know as soon as you can about your little quirks and preferences. It’s not fair to expect him or her to pick up on them right away, and communicating what you need is one of the best ways to eliminate small problems before they become bigger problems.
  4. Be open to new people and change. Your roommate may have a different lifestyle or religion than you and it is important to be open to new ideas and experiences. You should expect to learn and grown during your time at Butler. Likewise, your roommate should expect the same. As the semester progresses, be comfortable addressing any issue you have and being flexible to your changing environment.
  5. Pick which residence hall you want to reside in. At Butler, we have on-campus housing for all of our first-year students. All first-year students not living at home with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in one of the University residence halls. Most freshmen live in Ross Hall (co-ed) or Schwitzer Hall (all female) and a few first-year students even live in the Residential College. You will be able to state your preference on your housing forms. We do offer triples for a reduced rate as well.

USA Today College and US News Education both provide helpful articles to help you pick your perfect roommate. Just don’t end up with a roommate like this…

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Butler University Open House

Choosing a college is about finding the right fit. You might be thinking, what does that really mean? Finding the perfect college or university is all about choosing the right academic program, the right location, the right size, the right community, and the right vibe. And, the only one who can decide if a college is right for you is YOU.

Open House

Open House

That’s why we’ve created Open House at Butler University. It’s a day for you to walk around campus, tour classrooms, speak with faculty in your area of interest, sit in on student panels and so much more. Most importantly though, imagine submerging yourself into what you’re most passionate about—imagine yourself learning, working, playing, volunteering and living at Butler University. So, come visit us in the heart of Indianapolis, take it all in, ask questions, get answers, and find out if Butler is the right fit for you.

Open House Dates:
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27

Space is limited so register for Open House today!

Sleep in Style at Butler

Are you tired of going on a campus visit and seeing the same old staged room? Are all of the dorms you’ve seen starting to blend together? Want to see what life at Butler is really like? If so, check out our new Butler Housing page.

Our students are showing off their unique decorations, chicest designs and boldest beautifications. See what each of the residence hall actually look like from someone who lives in them. Get the insiders view of residence life before you make your final college decision.

Want more specifics on each of the 4 residence halls? We thought you might…

Schwitzer Hall
Occupants: All female, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 450
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Schwitzer Hall has a kitchenette on every floor, two full kitchens, two laundry rooms, wireless internet, a 24-hour computer lab, a T.V. and game room, and a quiet study lounge.

Ross Hall
Occupants: Co-ed, freshmen and sophomores
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Standard
Amenities: Ross Hall has a study lounge, wireless internet, a T.V. and game room, laundry facilities, a 24-hour computer lab and a kitchen.

Residential College (ResCo)
Occupants: Co-ed, predominantly sophomores
Capacity: 470
Room Style: Suites (Two double rooms are connected by a bathroom.)
Amenities: ResCo has kitchenettes and lounges, a laundry facility, a game room, wireless internet, a T.V. room and a 24-hour computer lab.

Apartment Village
Occupants: Co-ed, juniors and seniors
Capacity: 500
Room Style: Each apartment has four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen.
Amenities: The Apartment Village features a community center called The Dawg House. It has a laundry facility, wireless internet, convenience store, computer lab, quiet study room and a game room.

Get a Real Look at Butler Dorms

The Butler Cribs Contest is back and better than ever! This year, we have 8 student residence rooms that we are excited to share with you.

Have you been on so many campus tours that they are starting to blend together? Are the dorms you’ve seen just a bunch of staged rooms that aren’t even lived in? If so, check out the Butler Cribs Video Contest where you can see what our residence halls are really like. Our students are showcasing their rooms just for you.

Watch the videos and vote for your favorite!

Weighing the Options – Part 2

Earlier in the week, we shared part 1 of our blog with you. It was a list of the ‘factors’ that are most important to you with each school you are considering applying to or visiting in the near future. As the months pass and you etch closer and closer to graduation, this list can help you make that final decision once and for all. Below you will find a continuation of our list of common college or university attributes that are good things to consider when looking at different schools.

Campus Life

Academics are most important, but the college experience is more than that. What do you like to do for fun? At Butler, we offer:

Over 140 clubs and organizations

Campus and Community Service Opportunities

Concerts, Productions and Speaker Series at Clowes Hall

19 NCAA Division 1 sports

Club and Intermural sports

14 Greek Organizations

110 Study Abroad programs

Campus Housing

Make sure that when you visit a campus, you get to see where you will be living your first year. All Butler, all freshmen live in one of two main residence halls. Sophomores, juniors and seniors have additional options including Campus Apartments, a suite style residence hall and Greek Housing. Seniors also have the added option of living off-campus.

School Spirit

School spirit is more than just supporting your athletic programs or wearing apparel with your school’s name or logo. It’s the pride you have in your institution and your enthusiasm to support your school, friends and community. At Butler, our students have Bulldog Spirit.

Career and Graduate School Preparation

Skipping ahead 4 years…It’s your college graduation day. What’s your next step? It is it a job? Pursuing a graduate degree? You don’t need to know the answers to these questions right now, but it is important to know what a school offers to help you plan for life after college. In addition to the individual academic advising you will receive from you’re a faculty member at Butler, you also have the opportunity to work with the Internship and Career Services office. Whether you are trying to gain experience by completing internships or starting to apply for jobs during your senior year, this office will be a great resource in helping prepare you for your future.