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Pros: close to campus, arguably one of the better dorms, living situation is alright Cons: small, gross bathrooms and tiny stalls, loud
Overall, I had a good experience in Unit 1 Cheney. It was at a convenient location as its only one block from campus.
Lived in a triple in Cheney. Room is definitely tight, but if all 3 people aren't in the room always it feels fine. Big windows let in lots of natural light (I faced the street). Location is better than most since it's very close to the East edge of campus and about a 10 min walk to other areas. Als...
Lowkey the triple was bigger than I expected. However bathroom wise is really a draw of luck. Cause the guys in my floor don’t know how to aim. Also my floor always smells like weed. The location is nice cause it’s closer compared to unit 2 to campus.
An overall good experience. I lived on floor 1 of Cheney and although the style of the dorm wasn't very modern, it wasn't too bad. Lived in a double which if you arrange the beds a certain way, you get a decent amount of floor space. they have pretty big windows for sunlight to get in so that was al...
I lived in Putnam Hall and had an incredible freshman year! Of the units at Cal, unit one IS THE BEST! It's extremely close to campus/telegraph ave. and provides a great community. The units are older but give you that classic first year experience! I think everyone should try the units and know tha...
Close to crossroads; medium distance to central campus (i.e. Wheeler); nice view if you are facing the Golden Gate Bridge; some floors of freeborn are somewhat socially dead; some doubles are pretty large (comparable to a triple), the one I lived in is larger than normal Blackwell rooms; close to bu...
I lived in a Slottman mini-suite triple and it had a really nice view and excellent space. It was on the 6th floor and looked over the field and bay. The bathroom was shared by 5 people and it never felt cramped. I was really lucky since other triple mini suites were smaller on the lower floors and ...
I lived in a penthouse room (top floor!) and the view of the campinile was AMAZING. I could also see the courtyard and even the BAY (Golden Gate Bridge!!) Living in the dorms was such a good experience. It was kinda crowded, but I loved my roomies and we kept the dorm clean. There were on floor loun...
Pros: the Unit 1 main center has a lot of amenities, Crossroads dining hall not very far, the mini-suites are in a newer and nicer building Cons: Slow elevator, Freeborn kinda anti-social, the cleaning people cleaned/closed bathroom at bad times of day (usually like 9 to 10 when I wake up)