What are the freshman dorms?
Aberdeen-Inverness, Lothian (East and West), and Pentland Hills.

How many people fit comfortably?
Depending on the layout, two or three people. A-I and Pentland both have a limited number of lofted triples, which fit three occupants much more comfortably than the bunked triples, but even the bunked triples aren't very cramped.

What is included in the dorm?
Bed, desk and desk chair, a mico-fridge, closet, dresser, communal bathrooms, a lounge, acces to a washing machine and dryer, communal kitchen (Pentland ONLY), hardwired internet, cable, central air conditioning and heating (Pentland and Lothian ONLY), study rooms, dining hall (A-I and Lothian ONLY), and a convenience store (A-I ONLY).

What do you wish you knew about the dorms before you moved in?
Pentland Hills have a number suites rather than hallways like Lothian and A-I. Meeting new people outside your 10-15 person suite is difficult whereas it is much easier in a dorm with a large hall.

What should/shouldn't you bring to these dorms?
You should bring a laptop/desktop, printer, poster putty, hooks, snacks, water, alarm clock, clothes, toiletries, trashcan, laundry basket and detergents, pillow, sheets, comforters, towels, cell phone, power strip, desk lamp, emergency kits, and a transportation device (i.e. bike, skateboard, razor, rollerblades). What not to bring include a mini-fridge, microwave, too much clothes (space limited), extension cords, open coil cooking devices, and furniture.

Pros vs. Cons?
Pros to Pentland Hills: Newer than Lothian and Aberdeen-Inverness, maid service to clean out trashcans and wash linens, stove, lounge with full size fridge and microwave, barbecue pits, proximity to shuttle system, close to convenient store, downstairs game rooms and quiet rooms, and close to other dorms for socializing.
Cons to Pentland Hills: More expensive than East Lothian, West Lothian, and Aberdeen-Inverness, no dining area, furthest dorms from campus, isolated living community, and very hilly.
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Where is the bathroom?
Pentland: The bathrooms are located right outside the rooms that are shared with the other 10 suite mates. There are two showers and two bathrooms.
A-I: The bathrooms are located in the middle of the hall. They are shared with your entire hall, which can range from 70 to 100 people. There are three bathroom stalls, three shower stalls, and three sinks for each genders bathroom.

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